RV 12, VANS RV-12 lightsport aircraft pilot report, flight report part I.
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RV 12, VANS RV-12 lightsport aircraft pilot report, flight report. Dan Johnson goes aloft with RV 12 pilot Chris Thelan to do a pilot report, on this all metal construction, side by side seating two seat LSA powered by the Rotax 912 ULS 100 HP engine.
The plane was equipped with the Garmin GX3 Touch, and had a number of Garmin Virb cameras mounted on it to help give you a “pilot’s view” of what was involved in flying the craft.
The RV 12 can be built from kit with the average builder taking about 800 hours to complete. To fly it with a lightsport aircraft license the plane must meet the FAA definition of a light sport aircraft which limits aircraft to two seats, less than 1,320 pounds, a top speed of less than 120 knots (138 mph) indicated airspeed and fixed landing gear. When completed the builder will have spent about $65,000 U.S.
Currently there are over 350 RV 12’s flying that have been built from kit and another 50 or so that have been delivered to customers ready to fly. (VAN’s Aircraft has produced over 8,000 kits!)
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