The FT RV-12iS is a remarkable aircraft that has come to fruition through a collaborative effort between our team and Van's Aircraft. Inspired by the construction of a full-size Van's Aircraft, we sought to involve enthusiasts and aviation aficionados in the journey by creating a scaled-down version that perfectly captures the essence of its larger counterpart.
In crafting this model, we have meticulously incorporated the characteristic features and aesthetic lines that make the original RV-12iS so visually appealing. It boasts a design that seamlessly blends the simplicity and maneuverability of a low-wing trainer, ensuring a user-friendly experience for pilots of all skill levels.
What truly sets this aircraft apart is its exceptional stability and gracefulness as it gracefully glides through the air. This can be attributed to the implementation of our cutting-edge FT Power Pack B v.2, which empowers the RV-12iS with unrivaled efficiency and performance.
With the FT RV-12iS, we invite aviation enthusiasts to embark on an extraordinary journey. Whether you are an experienced pilot or a passionate hobbyist, this scaled-down marvel offers a unique opportunity to explore the joy of building and flying a model aircraft that mirrors the beauty and allure of its full-sized counterpart.
Center Of Gravity: 2" (51mm)
Wingspan: 40" (1016mm)
Length: 30" (762mm)
All Up Weight: 24.7 oz. (700 grams)
Built it today, Took it out to the field and it flew great. Thanks guys. Love it
Great little flyer
Fun build. New laser cut scoring improvements help. A few suggestions though:
1) mount landing gear last rather than chasing around the table while hooking up servos.
2) add another piece of plywood to back side of nose gear for strength before gluing onto the power pod.
3) add another piece of foam to backside of servo rod guide before installing in the fuselage. Also, glue on slight angle from the laser markings to reduce the strain on the 9g servos.
4) glue 1/4” flat balsa to the wing tips to give them more strength from crushing.
5) buy a M6 x 1.0 nut to install the prop. Don’t be tempted to grip the can with channel locks to secure the self-locking nut.
Ready for its maiden flight now.