RV Kit orders

A forum in which to discuss topics specific to the assembly of the RV 12.
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CaptainWacoal
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Hello everybody, I'm new to this forum (first post), but I would like to say that I like everything that I've seen on this website, so far, and I would like to announce that I just ordered the empennage kit to Van's RV-12.

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Big thumbs up. Welcome to the group. Let the good time begin!
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CaptainWacoal
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Thank you very much for the "welcome". I am very much looking forward to beginning the building process and sharing my experiences with the Forum. Thanks again.

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Terrific, and welcome. Maybe we should change the group name to RivetBangersAndPullers.

CaptainWacoal
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By the way, can somebody in the forum explain to me what the different class designations under our screen names is all about. Being a pilot, when I think of "classes" I think of different types of airspace, controlled and otherwise. But I don't think that is the case here. Can somebody shed some light on this please?

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I believe classes are automatically assigned based on the member's post count.

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Welcome to the RV addiction! The -12 is a nice kit to build. Van's makes the choices easy, since it is a complete kit.

Best of luck with the build and don't be afraid to ask questions, and please share your build experiences here.
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CaptainWacoal wrote:By the way, can somebody in the forum explain to me what the different class designations under our screen names is all about.
The classes are assigned based on how many posts you have made. Here is the breakdown:

Class G 0-49 posts
Class E 50-249 posts
Class D 250-499 posts
Class C 500-999 posts
Class B 1000-2499 posts
Class A 2500+ posts
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Thanks Mike. That pretty much explains it quite thoroughly!
-JK-
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-Owner of a C-150/150 Texas Taildragger/Aerobat
-RV-12 kit: Empennage, Both Wings, Flight Controls, & Fuselage complete. Working on "Finish Kit"

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Welcome to the friendliest forum on the net JK! Enjoy your build! 8)
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CaptainWacoal
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Thanks, Chad. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself, so far, and I haven't even banged (pulled in the RV-12's case) a rivet yet!!!
-JK-
-Retired FAA/A.T.C.: SFO Tower & Bay Approach (renamed NORCAL Approach in 2002)
-Owner of a C-150/150 Texas Taildragger/Aerobat
-RV-12 kit: Empennage, Both Wings, Flight Controls, & Fuselage complete. Working on "Finish Kit"

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OBVIOUSLY, my post above is no longer accurate. My Empanage, both Wings, Horizontal Stab, Vertical Stab, and all Flight Controls are complete. Just finished the Fuselage (biggest time-consumer so far) last week, and just started on the Finish Kit. Looking forward to the "Firewall-Forward" section of the build once my engine is delivered.
-JK-
-Retired FAA/A.T.C.: SFO Tower & Bay Approach (renamed NORCAL Approach in 2002)
-Owner of a C-150/150 Texas Taildragger/Aerobat
-RV-12 kit: Empennage, Both Wings, Flight Controls, & Fuselage complete. Working on "Finish Kit"

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The "Finish Kit" as those of you who have already built RV-kits is basically installing all of the aircraft's systems, ie, the fuel system, brake/hydraulic system, flight control systems, etc. I find this section of the build to be VERY rewarding. Starting at the fuel tank and fabricating the fuel lines (straightening out provided coiled aluminum tubing, cutting this tubing to the correct lengths, bending the tubing correctly-this part is VERY challenging, flaring the ends of the tubing, and installing the various fittings and tubing lengths is very rewarding when complete. The brake pedals and brake lines are equally rewarding when successfully completed. Just started on the flight controls, but I expect them to be equally challenging and equally rewarding. This RV kit is the PERFECT way to spend one's Covid-quarantine. lol
-JK-
-Retired FAA/A.T.C.: SFO Tower & Bay Approach (renamed NORCAL Approach in 2002)
-Owner of a C-150/150 Texas Taildragger/Aerobat
-RV-12 kit: Empennage, Both Wings, Flight Controls, & Fuselage complete. Working on "Finish Kit"

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