RV-12 AOA Indicator


Van’s Aircraft has developed an Angle of Attack (AOA) installation kit for the RV-12. All owners of RV- 12s are strongly encouraged to purchase and install the kit (Order: RV-12 AOA RETRO KIT). The kit is inexpensive and simple, using a single open rivet strategically positioned on the wing leading edge to function as a pressure source for AOA computation and display. The kit will work to display AOA on the D-180, SkyView, and G3X EFIS systems. Kits or flying airplanes with the pre-2012 VA-262 Terminal Tab electrical connectors between the wing and fuselage will require an upgrade to the current connectors (Order: 12 WING WIRE CONNECT). Parts to install the AOA will be included in Finish kits shipped from February 1, 2017.
For further installation details, download Notification N 16-12-14 from the RV-12 Service Information page of the Van’s Aircraft web site.

“In a market where most LSAs are slow sellers, Van’s hit the mark with the RV-12, delivering a model true to the company’s kit-built DNA while bridging the gap between the home-built and certified world.” - Flying Magazine
“The new RV-12 is truly a breakthrough airplane, and it will change the way you think about Van's Aircraft. This factory-built Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) is ready to fly, with no assembly required. So even if you've never touched a wrench, you can own one of these amazing airplanes.” -
“Do yourself a favor: If a low-wing, all-metal funship with wonderful handling and a good cruise are on your bucket list, don't fail to check out the Van's RV-12.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“The control response is light, nimble, solid, fighter plane-ish, and so natural and balanced, you feel like you've flown this bird all your life.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“The RV-12 may be the most good-natured, docile, yet sporty LSA I've flown yet. It feels both sweet and a little sassy.” - Plane & Pilot Magazine
“We think the company achieved its goal of building an LSA that offers light and responsive control feel without any bad habits that might get low-time pilots in trouble” - Aviation Consumer
“With the RV-12, Van’s Aircraft created a light-sport aircraft that hit a sweet spot in the market while earning high marks from owners/builders.”


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