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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By greghughespdx
We have two Best Tugs at the Van's Factory for...

We have two Best Tugs at the Van's Factory for moving airplanes, one Alpha and one Bravo, and we think they're great if you're wanting a good quality electric tug. The Alphas sees the most use, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By greghughespdx
Very nicely done, and congrats! That signed...

Very nicely done, and congrats! That signed bulkhead is awesome. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,336
Posted By greghughespdx
The reason we have so many positive descriptive...

The reason we have so many positive descriptive words -- "excellent," "great," "beautiful," "perfect" -- in our language is because they each have different meanings.

Perfection is an impossible...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,810
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm in! Looks great!

I'm in! Looks great!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By greghughespdx
New option: Step "bullet" plugs for your RV-12/12iS

We've put together a little kit with special "bullet" plugs that you can install in the open ends of the entry/exit step tubes on your RV-12, which will of course make it look completely awesome,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-27-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By greghughespdx
FS: Whelen Orion 650E series embedded wingtip strobe/position lights L and R - $750

Posting for a friend who runs an aviation business but isn't on the forums. He has one set (both left and right light units) of Whelen Orion 650 embedded series wingtip lights that he's had on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By greghughespdx
Worst case, you could at least get a ride and a...

Worst case, you could at least get a ride and a look at the SLSA RV-12 at Giving Wings. Hopefully some folks will chime in here, but next week if you still need help trying to locate one in your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By greghughespdx
https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/3-VIEW-ALL-RV.pdf

Also included in Section 1 for the RV-12 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/1/) and Section 1...
Forum: Northwest 10-25-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By greghughespdx
And be sure to fly your RV down to Van's ay KUAO...

And be sure to fly your RV down to Van's ay KUAO and come say hi! Join EAA 105 for chapter events, too if you'd like! Pie auction meeting in November and a Christmas party in December.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By greghughespdx
Wow - We've had even more orders for the Light...

Wow - We've had even more orders for the Light Box Sign than we figured we'd get! Production of the metal parts starts soon, so the earlier we get orders, the sooner we can produce and ship them! If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,586
Posted By greghughespdx
We cannot say or not say whether or not the RV-15...

We cannot say or not say whether or not the RV-15 does or does not exist.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By greghughespdx
Math is hard. :) That's a meaningful typo -...

Math is hard. :) That's a meaningful typo - thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By greghughespdx
Oh, haha... No thunder stolen! Just shows the...

Oh, haha... No thunder stolen! Just shows the true power of the VAF community! I would not have realized it was published yet if you hadn't posted. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By greghughespdx
New Van's Items: 2020 Calendar and New Sign Kit

Quick post to announce we've released two new items on our web store, the 2020 Van's Aircraft Wall Calendar and our new Van's Light Box Sign Kit - ready to order for the holidays.

Calendars can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By greghughespdx
And you knew about it before I did, hah. :) Thx...

And you knew about it before I did, hah. :) Thx for the link!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By greghughespdx
Rear brakes (full controls) for the 8 has been...

Rear brakes (full controls) for the 8 has been done before. And the -7 is generally accepted for transition training for people building/flying an -8.

There's at least one example of a flying -8...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-12iS Oil Cooler Winterization Kit - now available

Just in time for winter weather, we have published a Notification Letter for RV-12iS builders/owners outlining a new optional kit that allows you to block off part of the oil cooler for cold weather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By greghughespdx
Our experience, such as with the RV-12, is that...

Our experience, such as with the RV-12, is that the small amount of ferrous metal that remains inside the pulled/blind rivets after the steel mandrel has been pulled and removed has not been an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By greghughespdx
Updated version of RV-12iS Maintenance Manual has been published

Van's has published a new revision of the RV-12iS Maintenance Manual. The list of updated items is below, and the PDF document may be downloaded from the Service Information section of the Vans web...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By greghughespdx
I do but Iím the non-engineer who sits amongst...

I do but Iím the non-engineer who sits amongst the (much smarter and more talented) engineers! Iíll be embarking on a RV XC journey on Tuesday but do ask for me and say hi if Iím still at the office...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By greghughespdx
Glad to hear it helps you ó and others ó with...

Glad to hear it helps you ó and others ó with your build! Trust me I know how customizing brackets can take time - Iíve just about finally finished adapting a RV-14 fuel valve/pump/filter system to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By greghughespdx
New ADAHRS/Magnetometer brackets for RV-7/9/10 builders

Van's has released and is now shipping a new mounting tray option for RV-7/9/10 (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?browse=airframe&product=AHRS-mount) builders who need a place to...
Forum: Job Board 09-30-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By greghughespdx
CNC Operator/Programmer at Van's

We've posted a job opportunity for a CNC Programmer/Operator at the Mothership. If you or someone you know fits the bill and is interested, let us know!

CNC Operator and Programmer

Vanís Aircraft...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-10-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 133,986
Posted By greghughespdx
Actually, that’s our fourth CNC punch press! It...

Actually, that’s our fourth CNC punch press! It replaced an older one, so we have three on the factory floor now. Those punch machines have been bread-and-butter workhorses in our factory for well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,384
Posted By greghughespdx
Thumbs up Van's will be there this year - I'm even making...

Van's will be there this year - I'm even making the trip in an RV this time, none of that commercial air travel stuff like last year! Probably in the RV-7A, but one way or another I'm definitely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By greghughespdx
Just added that - Let's call it October 5th.

Just added that - Let's call it October 5th.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By greghughespdx
Arrow Call for 2020 Van's Calendar Photo Submissions!

It's that time of year, once again! Please submit your very best photos of RVs to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Van's Aircraft calendar. If you already have great shots to send, cool. If...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By greghughespdx
If you havenít already tried it, some simple...

If you havenít already tried it, some simple alcohol to soften combines with a little heat can aid in tape adhesive removal. Also, similar to the idea of using 100LL to clean 100LL stains, it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By greghughespdx
Advanced Flight Systems does awesome work for...

Advanced Flight Systems does awesome work for sure! And for someone who's building their RV-12iS as EAB, the sky's the limit on customization, of course. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By greghughespdx
It would be possible, but it's not as simple as...

It would be possible, but it's not as simple as adding a few components. The IFR package has its own special fuselage harness, and it is quite different: There are 100 or so wires that are different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By greghughespdx
There's no doubt an IFR panel is a serious...

There's no doubt an IFR panel is a serious investment! The net difference between the similarly-equipped VFR panel (meaning dual screens, all the autopilot components, ADS-B, etc etc) is about $13K....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By greghughespdx
No plans at this time. The amount of work...

No plans at this time. The amount of work necessary to create, document and another package is quite significant. The Garmin system is the package we determined we'd deliver for the -12iS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi Rob, The price difference on the XM addition...

Hi Rob,

The price difference on the XM addition is actually related to the additional cost of a combined GPS/XM antenna that's used for the GTN650/XM receiver option. A single antenna that enables...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,433
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes, it is. Important component for sure. I...

Yes, it is. Important component for sure. I missed putting that one the list - now added. Thx!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,433
Posted By greghughespdx
IFR avionics package order form now available

Quick follow-up: We've published the order form for the RV-12iS IFR package. You'll find it here (https://www.vansaircraft.com/order-a-kit/order-rv-12is-avionics/).

Announcement with the details is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-12iS IFR Avionics Package Available for Orders

Van's has published the RV-12iS IFR avionics package order form and we are now accepting orders. This package is available for the RV-12iS only when equipped with the Rotax 912 iS engine, due to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,433
Posted By greghughespdx
The online order form will be published this...

The online order form will be published this week. Iíll be sure to post here when itís up!

greg
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,305
Posted By greghughespdx
A note on that point: We do forecast QB kit needs...

A note on that point: We do forecast QB kit needs in order to produce ahead of orders, and generally work to ensure our production will meet future demand. With the fairly complex lead time...
Forum: Job Board 08-14-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,398
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's Builder Tech Support position at the Mothership

We at Van's are looking for an awesome person to join our builder technical support team in Oregon. Got what it takes? Interested? Want to come work with others who also geek out on this RV airplane...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,444
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi Chris. If it cracks, it will fail rather...

Hi Chris. If it cracks, it will fail rather quickly and will fail in a way that is significant. I was the pilot on one of two known events. The engineering study shows that same result: Fine until it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By greghughespdx
Gallagher all the way. I've been with them for a...

Gallagher all the way. I've been with them for a few years now for my flying aircraft and RV project insurance, as well. Just got off the phone with Shanna at Gallagher this morning regarding some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,870
Posted By greghughespdx
DEFINITELY NOT. The rivets are extra light and...

DEFINITELY NOT. The rivets are extra light and strong. Also extra expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By greghughespdx
That page has been there for a while. :D Just our...

That page has been there for a while. :D Just our way of having a little fun with ya'll. That page was included as part of the new web site release we did back in January.

No new airplanes planned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 747
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's July and OSH Show Specials

We got a little head-start on AirVenture show specials, and posted our July/OSH special deal for emp/tail kits today.

We review our prices annually and make adjustments as needed, based on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 748
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's OSH Banquet Tickets Now On Sale

If you're headed to OSH for AirVenture, we hope you'll join us Tuesday evening along with 349 of your closest friends for our annual AirVenture banquet!

Tickets and menu info are available on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
For the record: Dan Horton and people like him...

For the record: Dan Horton and people like him are a big part of what makes the RV world an amazing place!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
If youíve addressed everything else and know you...

If youíve addressed everything else and know you have heavily restricted exit area, seems like you could be a reasonable candidate.

There are of course other options you can consider as well,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
Good call. :)

Good call. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
Dimensionally the kit parts donít fit in the...

Dimensionally the kit parts donít fit in the space on the RV-8 cowl. You could of course fabricate something similar if you wanted to. The RV-8 is usually a well-cooled engine though. Have you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
Speed impact was negligible, essentially zero,...

Speed impact was negligible, essentially zero, when measured before and after the louvers were installed on the factory RV-9A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
We included the new louvers in the kit with the...

We included the new louvers in the kit with the new gear. Personally, I’d try without them first and then add them if needed - but note that the new gear assembly is bulkier in physical size and as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,312
Posted By greghughespdx
New engine mount and nose gear option for RV-7A/9A kits

Van's has announced availability of a new option for the RV-7A and RV-9A, which allows builders to choose to install a new engine mount and nose gear leg design based on the RV-14A/RV-10, should they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
You'd really only want/need to install these if,...

You'd really only want/need to install these if, after flying and optimizing baffle seals etc., you find you need them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By greghughespdx
The condition is most likely to happen when the...

The condition is most likely to happen when the aircraft is on the ground in hot conditions and not moving while at idle engine speed, hence not pushing any air through the radiator other than that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By greghughespdx
Increasing speed to 2500 RPM to cool the engine...

Increasing speed to 2500 RPM to cool the engine is primarily related to creating higher volume of forced air flow through the radiator as is needed more often in high ambient temperature situations.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,148
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's has just published the newest release of...

Van's has just published the newest release of Dynon SkyView software with RV-12/12iS settings included. See this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=172521
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By greghughespdx
Updated Dynon SkyView Software/Settings v15.4.7 for RV-12/12iS published

Van's has published the updated SkyView software and settings for the RV-12 and RV-12iS aircraft (https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/#DynonSkyview) to the download page on the Van's Aircraft web...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,368
Posted By greghughespdx
New optional plans OP-58 - Lower cowl louvers for RV-6/7/9

Van's has published OP-58 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/op-58/), an optional (OP) plan set which describes the installation of lower-cowl louvers in the RV-6/6A....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By greghughespdx
Thanks Devin for heading this up!

Thanks Devin for heading this up!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,148
Posted By greghughespdx
We (Van's) post the new software from Dynon and...

We (Van's) post the new software from Dynon and the settings files that we create to our web site and strongly recommend (and can only support) waiting until we post our release, in order to avoid...
Forum: California 06-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By greghughespdx
If you happen to be going to the AOPA fly-in...

If you happen to be going to the AOPA fly-in event at Livermore, CA on the 21st and 22nd, Van's will have the RV-10 and RV-12iST there at the show.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By greghughespdx
Note that for those with an RV-12/12iS, Van's...

Note that for those with an RV-12/12iS, Van's will post the Skyview software and settings on our web site once validated. Please obtain it via that route if installing on an RV-12 as that is the...
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