Eagle’s Nest Project

HomeBuiltAirplanes.com

Help Support HomeBuiltAirplanes.com:

Mark Z

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2012
Messages
623
Location
Granbury, Texas USA 0TX0
I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with this program but I have had the opportunity to be involved for the past four years at Granbury High School. The bottom line is that a group of mentors will guide STEM aviation engineering students in the construction of Van’s RV-12 airplanes. We are a basic production facility, staffed by students that has outgrown our space and looks like we’re in for a brand new aviation campus in the near future. The airplane are on display at Oshkosh and various localities. Students interested are allowed to use the completed airplane for personal training.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/125356136@N02/SA4876
 

mcrae0104

Well-Known Member
HBA Supporter
Log Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2009
Messages
3,320
Location
BJC
Very cool, Mark. I have seen the planes but had no idea you were involved. Keep up the great work!
 

Topaz

Super Moderator
Staff member
Log Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2005
Messages
14,110
Location
Orange County, California
Congrats on the first flight! I love this project. Wish that there had been something similar back at my old HS!
 

Mark Z

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 29, 2012
Messages
623
Location
Granbury, Texas USA 0TX0
This is airplane is the 912is version. Van’s had some ill made parts (difficult to access once built) relating to the fuel and electrical systems that had to be inspected by removal. Our airplane had its FAA papers and was ready to fly until Van’s grounded it the day it was signed off. Then there was weather and other issues where the stars wouldn’t line up properly but yesterday we put the first of the required 5 hours of flight testing before passengers can come along. We’ll likely get more time on it later today when this north wind in central Texas dies down.
 

BJC

Well-Known Member
HBA Supporter
Joined
Oct 7, 2013
Messages
11,248
Location
97FL, Florida, USA
Thanks, Marc. I didn’t know that RV-12 history.

I understand why some prefer the E-LSA, but if I were to build one, it would be E-AB.

BJC
 

Riggerrob

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2014
Messages
1,437
Location
Canada
Congratulations on your first flight!

At first, the title made me think of collecting branches and twigs and carrying them to the top of a tall tree.
Hee!
Hee!
 
Top