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Smitty's RV-12iS Aircraft Build Project:

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Van's Aircraft - RV-12iS - Stabilator Attach
In this video, I'm attaching the Stabilator to the RV-12iS Tailcone.
RV-12iS - Rudder Attach
In this video, I'm attaching the Rudder to the RV-12iS Tailcone.
RV-12iS - Vertical Stabilizer Attach
In this video, I'm attaching the Vertical Stabilizer to the RV-12iS Tailcone.
Empennage Fiberglass Fairings
I this video, I'm attaching the Fiberglass Fairings on to the Vertical Stabilizer, Rudder and Stabilator.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 4
In this video, I'm finishing up the skins on the RV-12iS Tailcone.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 3
In this video, we're continuing work (part 3) on the Tailcone section of the RV-12iS.
RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 2
In this video, we're continuing work on the Tailcone section of the RV-12iS.
RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 1
In this video, we're starting work on the Tailcone section of the RV-12iS.
Van's Aircraft RV12iS! A Fun and Easy Airplane to Build - Sample of Construction
Van's aircraft makes it easy to build an airplane. This video is only a sample of the ease of construction. Van's provides a method to hang side panels without having to hold them in place. Cool!
Warp Speed Riveting!
Warp Speed Riveting on my RV-12iS. Almost feel a little guilty after building an RV-9A!
Broomsticks and Blue Stuff
Here's how I remove the blue film from the big sheets of metal. Thanks goes out to Jason Ellis for this great tip: https://youtu.be/2I3NJqnpCjg?t=163
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS Stabilator Construction Completion
In this video, I'm finishing up construction of the RV-12iS Stabilator.
How to Reduce Air Compressor Noise - Soundproofing!
My air compressor was so loud, it was annoying my wife and my neighbors. Here's my solution for reducing the noise.
Van's Aircraft - RV-12iS Stabilator Part 3
In this video I'm attaching the Upper and Lower Cable Attach Horns.
Van's Aircraft - RV-12iS Anti-Servo Tab
In this video, I'm building the Anti-Servo Tab for the RV-12iS Stabilator.

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Preparation

Empennage
- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
- Vertical Stabilizer (21:15)
- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)

Wings
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
- Left Fuel Tank (45:20)
- Left Wing Skins (46:10)
- Right Wing Prep (34:15)
- Right Fuel Tank (47:50)
- Right Wing Skins (40:15)
- Ailerons (54:30)
- Flaps (40:30)
- Rods and ends (18:45)

Fuselage
- Fuselage Parts List
- Inventory and Setup (7:15)
- FireWall (14:30)
- F-704 Bulkhead (13:25)
- F-705 Bulkhead (14:20)
- Other Bulkheads and Longerons (17:30)
- Tailcone (29:30)
- Center Section (35:15)
- Forward Section (52:40)
- Forward Assembly (24:30)
- Skins/Baggage Area (46:30)
- Seats & Seat Floors (30:15)
- Flaps & Gear Mounts (18:15)
- Fuselage Plumbing (14:0)
- Tail Feathers (16:35)
- Front Deck/Firewall (58:50)

Finish Kit
- Electrical (57:30)
- Electrical Part 2 (24:0)
- Canopy (22:30)
- Landing Gear (18:35)
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