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Old 04-23-2018, 01:16 PM
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I think the fiberglass work is the most time consuming and least enjoyable part of building any RV including the 12.
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:48 PM
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About the only way to determine this is to go through the plans with the builder and have him/her show that it is built to the plans with no modifications.
Thanks Mel. That's pretty much what I thought and would be a pretty important step for anyone wanting to buy a RV-12 project and finish it as an ELSA.

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:07 PM
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Chris,

My first project was a WAR half size FW-190 that was a wood structure with fiberglass over it. In those days (early 90ís) the epoxy resin was horrible. I acquired the epoxy allergy about half way through my project, but fortunately finished it. When I found I needed to do more fiberglass for the RV12 I was not happy, but the new polyester epoxies are much more benign although I would never tackle it without an activated charcoal respirator filter.

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Old 04-23-2018, 09:41 PM
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I understand that buying someone else's project this far along will null my ability for a repairmans cert. But This guy claims all the plane needs is engine and radios. It's about 5 hours one way but the time savings of where the project is would make it worth it.

Any tips, concerns would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Take someone who knows aircraft very well to inspect it. I bought sight unseen an RV3 that was almost ready to fly. A friend, I guess, an aircraft owner and should have known easily what was good or bad talked me into it and had looked at it. I got to Ft Collins airport at dawn, got into the hangar, didn't even need much light to see I had just bought a pile of ****. Oh yes my check had been cashed too. Watch out buying any project have it inspected very well. Boyd in Chiloquin OR.
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