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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By videobobk
Thanks for all your input. Since most of our...

Thanks for all your input. Since most of our planes end up in someone else's hands, we want to make the most desirable version possible. Looks like Dynon still rules! At AviationNation, we have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By videobobk
RV-12 E-LSA, Dynon or Garmin?

If you were to build an RV-12, or were looking to buy a completed one, which avionics package would you prefer? If you want more than the basic Skyview or Garmin package, which options would you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By videobobk
Two new AviationNation pilots!

Two of our students from the North Vernon project passed their PPL check ride today. Very proud of Thomas and Kyle for their dedication, efforts, and hard work. We will have a few more from that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By videobobk
First Flight - AviationNation

This evening 120453 became an airplane! It broke the surly bonds and flew as designed, no heavy wing or anything. The RV-12 was built by students at Jennings Co. High School (where other students...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,161
Posted By videobobk
Jon brought some of the guys over to OVO years...

Jon brought some of the guys over to OVO years ago and did a formation routine. He took one of our old WWII pilots for his last ride. Most gracious and fine gentleman. Deeply saddened.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By videobobk
Another AviationNation solo!

A third student from this RV-12 build project (Jennings Co High School, North Vernon, IN) just became a pilot! Well a student pilot, but aren't we all? With our small group, by the time everyone who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,450
Posted By videobobk
Used PDR on the leading edge of a 12 back a few...

Used PDR on the leading edge of a 12 back a few years ago. Mower hit it while in the wing rack. Worked great - couldn't tell it after painting, and almost no filler. Will admit this guy was a "storm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,735
Posted By videobobk
Just a follow-up on powder coating the flap...

Just a follow-up on powder coating the flap handle on a 12: It came out great, no mess on the handle, and it didn't remove all the grease from the bearing. Can't say how much, because I didn't really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 704
Posted By videobobk
AviationNation--another solo!

The second student-builder at Jennings County High School soloed for the first time today. Thomas Schuler is the Student Project Manager on our RV-12 build project. He did his 3 T/O's and landings in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,735
Posted By videobobk
I am paying $100. For the first panel, they...

I am paying $100. For the first panel, they bought the color I wanted (light grey) which set them back $325, so they are counting on me doing a few.

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,735
Posted By videobobk
I am having two RV-12 panels powder coated this...

I am having two RV-12 panels powder coated this week. We have had one done in the past, and it looks great, two coat flat grey. The company told me I would be happier with the 2-coat process, first...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-27-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,530
Posted By videobobk
We powdercoat the panels on the RV-12s that are...

We powdercoat the panels on the RV-12s that are built in schools. Just redoing a 12 built three years ago, and adding a second Skyview, so must match. We are going to strip the old panel and have it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By videobobk
Air Force Academy bound--AviationNation builder

We are very proud of Eli Edwards, one of the RV-12 builders from Columbus, Indiana. Eli has been accepted to the Air Force Academy. This isn't his first honor; he has been two-time NRA Junior...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,499
Posted By videobobk
Just got our first 472 yesterday and installed it...

Just got our first 472 yesterday and installed it today. Looks like I had better put in the new software before going any further.

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,296
Posted By videobobk
That would affect five that AviationNation is...

That would affect five that AviationNation is building... Better check with the Mother Ship.

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,296
Posted By videobobk
Better yet, read the little insert that comes...

Better yet, read the little insert that comes with virtually any medication! This is just a label; it doesn't change the flight characteristics one bit. I do think it "sounds" better. Will we get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By videobobk
In first post, I misspelled Jim Beyer's name....

In first post, I misspelled Jim Beyer's name. Actually transposed "Brewer" from the name of the award. Nope, they are not the same. Sorry to all for the error.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By videobobk
AviationNation--first national award!

I was unaware we were even nominated, but received news that we have been selected for the Frank G. Brewer award this year. It is for youth aviation education achievement. The trophy resides in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By videobobk
That WOULD be a problem! I didn't look.Thanks for...

That WOULD be a problem! I didn't look.Thanks for the info.

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By videobobk
In the old D-180 setup

Anyone know where the remote compass module was mounted? Don't have a lot of time to look for it and never built one of that configuration. Getting all the avionics free and don't want to do too much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By videobobk
Another plus to that! Besides the added...

Another plus to that! Besides the added performance and reliability, you will save about a gallon per hour.

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,850
Posted By videobobk
We have our share here in Indiana. Back in the...

We have our share here in Indiana. Back in the 80s I owned an ultralight (a Phantom) that survived three. On the worst occasion, I went to the airport to see if there were any remains. There it sat,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By videobobk
We can build you one! Bob

We can build you one!

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,427
Posted By videobobk
I would expand a little on what John has said....

I would expand a little on what John has said. See Section 32, Page 9, Figure 2. Put that AN3-21A (or longer) bolt in place. With the flaps up, the push tube rear ends should be in the same location,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By videobobk
New Flight Instructor--via an RV!

This week Austin Malcomb got his CFI! Austin started out with me in an Eagle's Nest Project, and helped build the plane in which he soloed--and in which he got his Private Ticket. He did the first on...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-01-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,158
Posted By videobobk
Gone West--way too young

Logan Mason passed away last evening. He was 19.

Most of you didn't know Logan, although some may have met him at Oshkosh, 2014. Logan was an RV-12 builder, first with Eagle's Nest, then with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,117
Posted By videobobk
We use both the red ones sold by Cleaveland, and...

We use both the red ones sold by Cleaveland, and the blue ones sold by Harbor Freight. We leave the air on 80-90 as we are using the air drills often, and they work best there. Never had a problem...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,490
Posted By videobobk
Heading up Thursday the 20th with our "advance...

Heading up Thursday the 20th with our "advance team" to set up camp for about two dozen kids and a dozen or so adults. My RV for this trip has six wheels and is well over gross. With all we have to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-07-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By videobobk
Columbus, Indiana, BAK

Saturday, June 10, 2017 is Aviation Day at BAK. Air shows, fun, and food. AviationNation, Inc will have the plane being built by students from Columbus. Love to see you there. Stop by our booth and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By videobobk
What's in a name? (Proud of those kids!)

Tonight the kids building an RV-12 at Columbus North HS (Indiana) picked a name for their plane. It will be known as "Jeanne," named for a Columbus graduate, Jeanne Lewellen Norbeck. She took flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,440
Posted By videobobk
This build is off to a really good start! Jim and...

This build is off to a really good start! Jim and I have been talking about this for almost two years, and he has really done the groundwork well. As you can see in the picture, there is no shortage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By videobobk
1st solo for AviationNation pilot!

This evening, Madison Malcomb joined the ranks by making three picture-perfect takeoffs and landings! She was the fourth student from Jennings County High School to do so, with the first three being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,588
Posted By videobobk
Classic funny! Bob

Classic funny!

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,522
Posted By videobobk
I'll go a step further. I may have pulled a few...

I'll go a step further. I may have pulled a few with a pneumatic, maybe even one from Harbor Freight. Keeps my trigger finger in shape...

Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,974
Posted By videobobk
Most of the stories here (great thread, BTW!) are...

Most of the stories here (great thread, BTW!) are about how we scraped together the money to either build, or learn to fly. Stories like BSwayze's are what really fascinate me, being able to not only...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By videobobk
Question: Did the longeron twist in any way? I...

Question: Did the longeron twist in any way? I have always used the available dies for this, and have never had any twist and find them very controlled.

Bob
Forum: Safety 04-07-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By videobobk
Significant hazard? I grew up with mercurichrome...

Significant hazard? I grew up with mercurichrome all over me, DDT on the lead painted window sills, with a mercury coated dime in my pocket. I have lived in countries where the water wasn't fit to...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-06-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,646
Posted By videobobk
Another option

I might add another option--having an RV-12 built for you by a high school. Like any other option, there are pluses and minuses. Pluses: much less expensive, can be done to your specifications...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,210
Posted By videobobk
I began flying my 9A with mags. Don't recall...

I began flying my 9A with mags. Don't recall exactly how long it was before I switched to a P-Mag on the right, maybe about 75 hours. (Don't have the logbook here in front of me.) That swap saved me...
Forum: Reviews 03-22-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By videobobk
The best!

While I won't go into just how much she does, Abby is a real help with interiors for our AviationNation student-built RV-12s. We get some "special treatment" that helps us in several ways, including...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,220
Posted By videobobk
Congratulations! I wish I had that. . . Bob

Congratulations! I wish I had that. . .

Bob
Forum: Midwest 03-14-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,369
Posted By videobobk
I had breakfast there this morning, and they say...

I had breakfast there this morning, and they say they will be back upstairs Friday. The food in the basement is the same, but the view isn't nearly as good...
Forum: Safety 03-14-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,173
Posted By videobobk
I had a similar situation leaving Oshkosh--when...

I had a similar situation leaving Oshkosh--when there were planes everywhere. I had recently flown with the BEST CFI I have ever known, and he had showed me a trick. He told me to draw a blue dot on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,264
Posted By videobobk
I actually considered this about ten years ago,...

I actually considered this about ten years ago, when I built my 9A. I am (was) a videographer with over 100 documentaries under my belt. I thought better of the idea, and didn't attempt it, except...
Forum: Midwest 03-11-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,369
Posted By videobobk
Not a good time for breakfast (in fact the Hangar...

Not a good time for breakfast (in fact the Hangar 5 is closed at that time,) but this would be a great destination if you want to see our kids building an RV-12 at Columbus North High School. By next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,440
Posted By videobobk
Another student-built RV-12 start-up

Chapter Number 4 begins today in Omaha. AviationNation, Inc enters its third state (Nebraska, now with Indiana and Texas) with the delivery of their RV-12 tail kit. Jim Beyer, recently retired Air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,438
Posted By videobobk
So you didn't ask, but I really like my leather...

So you didn't ask, but I really like my leather covered panel, matching the inserts in my leather seats. No glare, will never chip or peal, color coordinated, and it lowers the noise level by 0.0002...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,275
Posted By videobobk
I will second the last post (prior to yours.) I...

I will second the last post (prior to yours.) I have supervised about 75 high school students building RV-12s; working on the fourth such project. Some observations that would probably carry over to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,312
Posted By videobobk
Thanks Rob. Not a bad price, either. Will buy two...

Thanks Rob. Not a bad price, either. Will buy two for our two projects and save all that shipping...

Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,312
Posted By videobobk
I went to Van's site and couldn't find this...

I went to Van's site and couldn't find this listed. I will order two for planes we have in progress (wish I had seen this a month ago before we finished the wing of one of them, need the other soon.)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,096
Posted By videobobk
Getting back to RV-12 vs. RV-7/9, I have only...

Getting back to RV-12 vs. RV-7/9, I have only built one RV-9A, but am now working on the fourth RV-12. Each of these has been supervising kids that knew nothing of aircraft construction when they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,742
Posted By videobobk
Impressive! If you are ever in South Central...

Impressive! If you are ever in South Central Indiana (OVO, BAK) I would love for you to meet "my kids." I teach aircraft construction at two schools here, and we really love for significant people to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,508
Posted By videobobk
The old "All's well that ends well" saying comes...

The old "All's well that ends well" saying comes to mind. Not just the flight, but the saga. All of us will go through this at some point, if we are lucky. Selling something as personal as and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,136
Posted By videobobk
Initial report on the California Air Tools...

Initial report on the California Air Tools 10020C, 2 hp 10 gal. compressor: We have had it for a couple of weeks, and it is doing the job. It is quiet, at least quiet enough to not be a problem, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,359
Posted By videobobk
This will be a great experience for you! I am...

This will be a great experience for you! I am currently working with two high school groups building RV-12s, so I know how much you can learn, and how much fun you are having. Keep us up-to date on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,021
Posted By videobobk
Joe, Best wishes on you retirement, and hope to...

Joe,

Best wishes on you retirement, and hope to see you back at Van's one of these days. You will need the break--retirement is really tough. God bless, and know you are in good hands. I know. My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,815
Posted By videobobk
Anyone seen this tool?

I go along with critical aligning, whether more clecos, or whatever it takes. There are cases where it just doesn't work, and I have an old tool that really does the job. It is basically a five-sided...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By videobobk
I have a little experience here. From 30 years...

I have a little experience here. From 30 years ago, I brought my son. In the last 5 years I have brought over 50 kids, all high school age. We do surveys the day we pull out, Thursday morning. About...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,695
Posted By videobobk
My system is quite a bit different, but perhaps...

My system is quite a bit different, but perhaps some things to consider. I have a frameless carbon fiber slider, and the lip is carbon, also. The latches (one on each side) are at the bottom of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-16-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 41,477
Posted By videobobk
I did find out once that even a B&C 60A alt/reg...

I did find out once that even a B&C 60A alt/reg will not prevent the battery from running down if you leave the master switch on. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,520
Posted By videobobk
On my 9A slider I have a seal that works well,...

On my 9A slider I have a seal that works well, especially in flight. There must be some positive pressure there, as air always came in. I believe the slider must raise up a fraction of an inch,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-08-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,270
Posted By videobobk
For my first arrival, I arrived at 9:00 Saturday...

For my first arrival, I arrived at 9:00 Saturday morning, before the show. NO other planes in sight. A couple years ago, we had a kid with a week-old license fly our first kid-built RV-12 there. He...
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