New Factory-Built Van’s RV-12 to be Offered

Van's Aircraft, Inc. has announced a new program to build completed, fly-away, RV-12s. Nearly 200 kitbuilt RV-12s have been completed and flown as ELSA and Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft, accumulating thousands of hours in the hands of typical pilots. Production SLSA RV-12s will include the benefits of this real-world flight experience, the company says, rather than just factory testing done by professional pilots.

The introductory price of the completed airplane is targeted at $105,000. Standard equipment will include the Rotax 912ULS engine, Dynon SkyView EFIS (which includes a Mode-S transponder and GPS), Garmin SL40 com radio, Flightcom stereo intercom, 406Mhz ELT, Flightline interior and LED lighting for night flight. Options will include wheelpants, ADS-B, a two-axis autopilot, premium paint finishes and Oregon Aero seats and interior.

Van’s has a working agreement with Synergy Air of Eugene, Oregon, to manufacture the airplanes. Orders will be accepted starting in November 2012; initial deliveries are expected in early 2013.

To see a promotional video on the RV-12 SLSA from Van's click here.

For more information, visit www.vansaircraft.com, or call 503/678-6545.

Suzanne B. Bopp is Associate Editor for KITPLANES magazine.

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