Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

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Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:23 pm

Here are some RV-12 S-LSA pictures from Sebring 2014. N249VA going to a new customer.
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:26 pm

Tecnam P2008 with Rotax 914 Turbo
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:29 pm

Taxiing out for P2008 demo
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:35 pm

Some old dude (me) in the RV-12 S-LSA demo plane
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:36 pm

Sunrise at Inn on the Lakes
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:41 pm

Sorry guys, I just learned how to upload pictures…I think I got them right now.
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Flocker » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:19 pm

Here's a pic of the triple G3 stack in the Turbo P2008.

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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Jack Tyler » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:07 am

Howard, what did you find were realistic payload numbers for the Tecnams? They had a grand presence at the 2013 Sun 'n Fun and the designs + fit & finish of the planes drew me over for a closer look. Quite beautiful, I thought. When I started reading promotional info on several, it seemed as tho' the models they were exhibiting with the gizmos and widgets they were so proud to discuss made the planes almost incapable of carrying two people with full fuel and no bags. Were those unrepresentative a/c, perhaps?
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:40 am

Jack,

Good question. I asked too but with all the 'busy busy' it was hard to get the exact numbers for the exact plane we were looking at.
I would agree that just because you can get it in doesn't make it practical but then they are trying to demo as much of their options as they can.

They had a P2008 with 'steam gauges' and an Aera 796 didn't fly as a demo. The actual demo was flown and bought at the show!
It had way more avionics than I would have…3 x Garmin G3x for example which though not that heavy does crank the cost up.

I'm going to spend some time looking at the weight/load options so I'll try and provide an answer then. Off the top of my head I seem to remember as equipped it was in the low 800's, more than the RV12 and less than the C162. The P2008 has metal wings and tail but composite fuselage for a weight/practicality combo.
I was noting down as much as I could in my trusty notepad but that became quite dog-eared so I'll have to see if I can decipher it!

Cheers, Howard

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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Merlinspop » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:12 am

Still chuckling at the dude on the grass by the taxiway. Looks like the RV "kneecapped" him. (of course it didn't... just looks funny).

Great pictures!
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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby Nomore767 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:55 pm

Bruce,

When we took those photos, there was a group putting together one of those flying wing thingies that lifted a car/dune-buggy. Not my personal cup of tea but each to his own.

They were doing some kinds of gymnastics on the grass behind the RV12 to do with getting this flying wing thingy going.

Or, maybe it was a pilates class…can't be sure.

Cheers, Howard.

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Re: Some photos from Sebring Expo 2014

Postby drseti » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:29 pm

Nomore767 wrote:one of those flying wing thingies that lifted a car/dune-buggy.


Technically, Howard, the Maverick is a powered parachute (PPC). But, yes, thingy describes it perfectly.
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