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.

“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
“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 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
“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
“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
“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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