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Old 11-21-2017, 12:07 AM
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Default RV-12 Documentary??

Don't know what else to call it....I never did a 'blog' but now that my build is over, I wanted to document the story somehow. When I was considering building an RV-12 a couple years ago, I watched Dave Gamble's "Building a Van's RV-12" on YouTube and that is what pushed me over the edge (in a good way) to build the plane. I'm hoping this might help someone that is just thinking about building or on the fence. If you ever can't sleep and are willing to give up an hour of your life that you can never get back, it may or may not be interesting, but this is the story of my build.
Paul Straub, First Flight May 5, 2017
N917PB, SN 120971
120 hours and counting.....
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:53 AM
Rob H Rob H is offline
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Wow, fantastic job on both your airplane and the documentary! It inspires me to keep building, but also makes me realize how much work I have left to do. Thank you so much for putting forth the time and effort to create this for the rest of us to learn from and enjoy!
RV12 - building
Empennage finished
Wings finished
iS Fuselage in progress
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:56 AM
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Well done!

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:45 AM
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Dave's Youtube channel also has great videos of his flying experiences. So perhaps you can continue your story the same way!
Turner Billingsley
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:23 AM
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Default Fantastic video

That's a fantastic video. Thanks a lot for sharing.
It's also an injection of motivation for me to get my project done. The last 5% of the build are somehow ...uuuhmmm hard
Chris, RV-12 HB-YSC
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:58 AM
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A great video and a very useful tool for prospective and current RV-12 builders. Nice job!
David Heal - Windsor, CA (near Santa Rosa)
EAA #23982 - EAA Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor; CFI - A&I
RV-12 E-LSA #120496 (SV w/ AP and ADS-B) - N124DH flying since March 2014 - 680+ hours (as of Oct 2018)!
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:15 AM
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Default Well done!


That is a really nice video tutorial highlighting the overall construction of your RV-12. Nicely done!!!!!

Happy flying!
RV-12 Wings, Empennage, Fuselage, Finishing, Avionics and Powerplant kits all completed
Now Flying!!

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Old 11-21-2017, 11:42 AM
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Thanks to all for the very kind comments, if it helps any future builders, or just sparks some good memories in past builders, it was worth it.
Paul Straub, First Flight May 5, 2017
N917PB, SN 120971
120 hours and counting.....
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:53 AM
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Really great job on the video.....
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:59 AM
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Default Fatastic Video


Thank you for a very informative documentary of your building journey. A few months ago you were kind enough to spend a few hours of your time showing me your outstanding aircraft and now you have provided me an inspiring film. You, and all like you on this site, make my building experiences more enjoyable and hopefully more precise. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences.

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