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RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 3 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
In this video, we're continuing work (part 3) on the Tailcone section of the RV-12iS.
RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 3
Get the RV Build Fever! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
The most fun you can have with your.... (you know the rest). The most fulfilling thing you will ever do, building your own airplane!
Get the RV Build Fever!
Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 5 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
A big THANKS goes out all the photo contributors who made this video possible! MyPilotPro: The Best Aircraft Camera Mount in Aviation!
Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 5
EAA Chapter 323 Pancake Fly in - Van's RV's and Warbirds - VansAircraftBuilders.com
All sorts of Aircraft, including some Van's RVs, flew into EAA Chapter 323's Fall Fly-in at Sherman Municipal Airport in Sherman, Texas. We enjoyed a great breakfast and got to see some wonderful Aircraft.
EAA Chapter 323 Pancake Fly in - Van's RV's and Warbirds
Favorite Paint Schemes - Van's RV Aircraft - Volume 3 - Gainesville Flyin - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Tons of Great Looking Van's RVs at the Annual Antique Airplane Association Flyin in Gainesville, TX.
Favorite Paint Schemes - Van's RV Aircraft - Volume 3 - Gainesville Flyin
Pop Riveting in Tight Places - VansAircraftBuilders.com
The majority of riveting on the RV-12iS is done with the LP4-3 Pop Rivet. Most go in very easily, but some require a great trick from Van's, an angled wedge that allows the installation of a Pop Rivet in situations where the pop rivet gun barrel is too large to use perpendicular to a surface.
Pop Riveting in Tight Places
Sound Proofing a Compressor - Van's Aircraft Builders - VansAircraftBuilders.com
This video shows how we built our own soundproofing box for our shop air compressor. This really makes for happy neighbors, and spouses!
Sound Proofing a Compressor - Van's Aircraft Builders
We are up to something... Stay Tuned! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
We'll be announcing our "something new" soon. Be sure and check back!
We are up to something... Stay Tuned!
Pat Longs Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft - From Fabric to Flight! Keep on Building! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Inspiration! See Pats beautiful Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft, built right in his garage. From Fabric to Flight!
Pat Longs Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft - From Fabric to Flight! Keep on Building!
AutoPRSU Auto Engine Adapters for Experimental Aircraft - VansAircraftBuilders.com
We visited EAA Chapter 1246's Monthly Coffee and Donuts get-together, where Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU gave a great presentation, talking about his company's products where they convert auto engines for aircraft use. Check out their website: https://www.AutoPSRUS.com
AutoPRSU Auto Engine Adapters for Experimental Aircraft
Auto Engine Conversion Gearbox for Experimental Aircraft - RV-10 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Watch and listen as Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU's talks about his RV-10 auto engine conversion using a PSRU Propeller convertor.
Auto Engine Conversion Gearbox for Experimental Aircraft - RV-10
100 Dollar Hamburgers! Life is Good! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
What a great combination, Van's RV Aircraft and Hamburgers! Join us as we Fly Gene's RV-7A from McKinney National Airport to Sulphur Springs Airport, to grab a burger at The Red Barn Cafe!
100 Dollar Hamburgers! Life is Good!
Van's Aircraft Builders - RV-9A Brake Assembly - VansAircraftBuilders.com
RV brakes assembly can be a little confusing. Hopefully this video will help other builders when they get to this stage.
Van's Aircraft Builders - RV-9A Brake Assembly
RV-7A Spin Training - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Our good friend Gene Lee, gets some spin training from Air Show Pilot Adam Baker. Sorry, no cockpit audio. Video courtesy of Gene Lee, RV-7A pilot and owner.
RV-7A Spin Training
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