I mentioned this in another thread but I figured it should probably have its own thread too. I bought an RV12 project today. I've got a mostly completed empennage and a fuselage kit that's still in the crate. It's been a goal to do an RV build for about 20 years. I'd narrowed it down to an RV9 or an RV14, I wasn't even considering an RV12. But this project was local and showed up on Barnstormers for cheap and it made me re-evaluate my goals and mission. We always say you should buy a plane that fits your 90% mission. Well when you do the math a light sport fits my 90% mission. We're East coast transplants living in rural Michigan. I wanted a plane that could be used to take my wife and I back to the East coast for family visits. But those family visit trips would be once or twice a year at best. So most of my flying would be solo day trips for cheeseburgers in the local area. That's got light sport written all over it. And as light sport kits go, its hard to do worse than an RV12 so we cut a check and bought it. The pics show it in its new home for now, which is the back corner of the warehouse of the company I work for. It will live there for now while I prep my shop and keep my eyes open for a wing kit. I'm not an airplane owner, but I do own a pile of parts. And that's closer to being an owner than I think I've ever been.