I did mine. I received translation training from Jetguy which not only familiarized me with the flight controls of the RV12, but operating suggestions of the Rotax engine and some details of final construction ideas. The time in make and model also made the insurance company happy.
I had over a 1000 hours in an RV6 prior to the 12 but it does operate differently and getting the training was complimented by most, but some acted surprised based on my prior experience. Iím glad I received the training and it made the first flight a non-event.
Arvada, CO BJC
RV12, #401, Flying 2013, N612PC
RV6, 1996-2010 sold