Fri, Sep 25, 2009
Van's Entry Into LSA Market
Brad Stiefvater of Salem, SD became the first customer to
complete and fly a Van's Aircraft RV-12 kit. On September 19, Brad
trailered his new white and blue airplane to the big runway at
Madison, SD (the RV-12 is designed for trailering, with
easy-to-remove wings), and after a satisfactory taxi test, he
The airplane flew well. Brad reports the empty weight of his
painted airplane is 727 pounds (about three pounds lighter than
Van's prototype) and says "I think Vans estimate of 800 hours is
more than plenty to get it done. I have not totaled up my numbers
yet but I am sure I am under that by 100 or so."
Reported cost to build was $60,000.
The RV-12 is Van's entry into the Light Sport Aircraft market. A
roomy, two-seat all metal airplane powered by a Rotax 912 engine,
it has enjoyed enthusiastic acceptance.
Almost 300 kits have been delivered since the airplane was
introduced in April, 2008. Several more RV-12s should be flying
within the next month or two.
AD NUMBER: 2013-25-01 PRODUCT: All DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 airplanes.>[...]
Curtiss Jenny Restoration A blog following the restoration of a 1918 Curtiss JN4D Jenny. Once completed, the airplane will be flown and displayed at the Candler Field Museum in Wil>[...]
A horizontal, tail-shaped cloud (not a funnel cloud) at low levels extending from the precipitation cascade region of a supercell toward the wall cloud (i.e., it usually is observe>[...]
"Today's announcement signals that Louisiana is ready to further expand its presence and leadership in the aerospace industry, creating quality career opportunities for our people >[...]
Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you lik>[...]