N942TB - Build Underway

The TAFM is currently working on our third RV-12 airplane - an RV12iS.  This is the latest RV12 design with some of the new benefits described below:

  • Choice of fuel-injected Rotax engine: increased fuel economy, reduced maintenance, more power and torque, additional electrical power capacity.

  • Pilot benefits:  No carburetor heat or icing concerns, no manual leaning required. 

  • Baggage capacity increase to 75 lbs.

  • Redesigned cowl provides better cooling and easier install/de-install

  • Dual USB power connection.

  • Quick adjust seat backs.

  • Horizontal stabilizer fiberglass tips.

  • Redesigned fuel tank has same 20 gallon capacity, but increased functionality.

The effort started in February 2019 and estimated completion is summer 2020.  Follow along on our progress with periodic status updates posted on this site.

If you are thinking of buying or building a Light Sport aircraft, consider having the TAFM build it for/with you. As part of our mission to introduce teens to aviation, the TAFM brings experienced builder expertise, hangar space and tooling, free labor, transition training and ongoing support.

Working with the TAFM, your plane gets finished faster and the schedule is reliable. TAFM estimates 18 months versus 36 months for first time, solo builders. You can work alongside the TAFM to achieve the 51% repairman’s certificate. Pick your engine, panel, paint, and interior. You buy the kits along the way and you own the airplane once completed. 

Teen Building of our latest Van's RV12iS 

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Sarasota Airport North Hangars 

1234 Clyde Jones Rd.

Hangar J3-112

Sarasota, FL 34243

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