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Smitty's RV-12iS Aircraft Build Project:

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Van's Aircraft RV-12iS - Rudder Final Assembly - Part 3
In this video, I'm completing my work on the RV-12iS Rudder.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS - Rudder Construction Part 2
In this video, I'm working some more on the RV-12iS Rudder.
Van's Aircraft - RV-12iS Rudder Part 1
In this video, I'm starting work on the RV-12iS Rudder.
More work on the Stabilator Spar - Part 4
Work continues on the RV-12iS Stabilator Spar Box, adding more and more items before attaching the ribs and the outer skin.
RV-12iS Horizontal Stabilizer: Vlog #2
In this video I'm assembling the Spar Cap for the horizontal stabilizer of the RV-12iS.
RV-12iS Horizontal Stabilizer: Vlog #1
In this video I'm putting the Hinge Brackets together for the front spar or the horizontal stabilizer of the RV-12iS.
RV-12iS - Rudder Spar Assembly - Plus Video Documentation Tip
In this video, we're assembling the Rudder Spar and doing a test fit. Also, we show how we video our work, plus the equipment used.
RV-12iS Vertical Stabilizer - Part 2
In this video, we're finishing off the Vertical Stabilizer portion of the RV-12iS. Next, the Rudder!
RV-12iS Project Update - Vertical Stabilizer - Part 1
We started working on the vertical stabilizer and tried out "the wedge", using our new Milwaukee M12 cordless pop riveter. Very nice! The RV-12iS shown in the beginning of the video was built by high school students in McKinney, Texas.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS Tail Kit Inventory
It's time to check our order to make sure that all the parts are there.
Vans Aircraft RV-12iS Unboxing
Watch as we unbox an RV-12iS from Van's Aircraft. This is an exciting time, to build an actual Airplane!

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RV-9A Log Entries:

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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