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Oshkosh! - AirVenture 2019 is right around the Corner! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
It's going to be great! Get your tickets today! https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-tickets
Oshkosh! - AirVenture 2019 is right around the Corner!
Van's Aircraft Blue Protective Film Removal - Hair Dryer Experiment - VansAircraftBuilders.com
No. We're not recommending the use of a hair dryer on your RV Project. Someone mentioned this idea to us and we wanted to see if a Hair Dryer would make it easier to remove the blue protective film that comes with all Van's Aircraft RV. See what you think.
Van's Aircraft Blue Protective Film Removal - Hair Dryer Experiment
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS - Organization Labeling for Parts Cabinet - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Here's a quick tutorial on label making for a Parts Cabinet purchased from Lowes.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS - Organization Labeling for Parts Cabinet
Paint Schemes for Van's RV Aircraft - Part 2 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Part 2: A wide variety of Van's RV Aircraft paint schemes from all over.
Paint Schemes for Van's RV Aircraft - Part 2
EAA Chapter 323 - Steve Riffe's RV-8 from Van's Aircraft - VansAircraftBuilders.com
EAA Chapter 323 went out to North Texas Regional Airport in Denison, TX and got to see Steve Riffe's RV-8 from Van's Aircraft. What a beautiful airplane!
EAA Chapter 323 - Steve Riffe's RV-8 from Van's Aircraft
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
Ranger Fly In - Lots of RV's! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
See all the RV's! One of the Greatest Fly-ins in Texas! A wonderful assortment of aircraft from all ages. A must see!
Ranger Fly In - Lots of RV's!
Upper & Lower Cable Horns Assembly - VansAircraftBuilders.com
In this video I'm am attaching and final drilling the upper and lower stabilator horns to the stabilator spar assembly on my RV-12iS from Van's Aircraft.
Upper & Lower Cable Horns Assembly
Aviation: All about the Garmin GTX 327 Transponder - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Anthony Arispe of ArispeAviation.net talks about Garmin GTX 327 Transponder in great detail, plus goes through how to use the interactive panel of the unit.
Aviation: All about the Garmin GTX 327 Transponder
Eye Candy! Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 3 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
A big THANKS goes out all the photo contributors who made this video possible! Upload your full size RV related photo for the next Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! https://vansaircraftbuilders.com/video-photo.aspx
Eye Candy! Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 3
RV12iS! A Fun & Easy Airplane to Build - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Van's aircraft makes it easy to build an airplane. This video is only a sample of the ease of construction. Van's provides a method to hang side panels without having to hold them in place. Cool!
RV12iS! A Fun & Easy Airplane to Build
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS - Milwaukee M12 Cordless Riveter Gun for Pop Rivets - VansAircraftBuilders.com
This video is about the New Wireless Milwaukee Pop Rivet Gun M12, along with a comparison to the a traditional pneumatic Pop Rivet tool. See the Milwaukee M12 Wireless Pop Riveter.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS - Milwaukee M12 Cordless Riveter Gun for Pop Rivets
Paint Schemes for Van's RV Aircraft - Part 1 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Part 1: A wide variety of Van's RV Aircraft paint schemes from all over.
Paint Schemes for Van's RV Aircraft - Part 1
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
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