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Old 01-01-2018, 07:52 PM
Canadian_JOY Canadian_JOY is offline
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For those building in cold hangars, take heart. Our project finally flew a couple of weeks ago. For the first flight I set minimum weather limits at -15C and 10kts of wind. We managed to get up to -15C and the wind dropped to less than 10kts so we were a "go" for first flight.

The flight was particularly sweet, given that much of the work on the aircraft had been accomplished in a hangar which isn't much more than a shed, with snow blowing in, no insulation, no ceiling, and a foot or so of open space under the sliding doors. After a half dozen winters of this I figured she had to fly before I went through another winter of frozen fingers.

Keep pounding away on rivets - it's all very worthwhile when you get to taste the sweetness of flight.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:34 PM
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Location: Powell, OH
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All buildings of the new RV-12iS is Frozen, waiting for a day above 55 to prime, looks like its going to be a long, long winter of no building. (I'm crying inside)
David Rohrlick
RV-12 Finished (Empennage, Fuselage(1st gen), and Wing kit)
Empennage finished (need to add the panel cut out)
Wings finished (need to add the left landing light)
iS Finishing Kit In work
iS Fuselage Finished
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