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Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By greghughespdx
Likely a good stage to have a tech counselor or...

Likely a good stage to have a tech counselor or similarly experienced builder drop by and take a good look at it with you, if you haven't already. If there's anything that's easy to "forget," that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,563
Posted By greghughespdx
You bet! :) The tailcone itself is about 107...

You bet! :) The tailcone itself is about 107 inches. So until you attach the stabilator and rudder it's even a bit shorter. Have a good time building it, it's a fun kit! And the fuselage section is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,563
Posted By greghughespdx
It's right around 131 inches (10 ft. 11 in.) as...

It's right around 131 inches (10 ft. 11 in.) as assembled with the tail feathers attached.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
Shorter is generally better. Got it, and...

Shorter is generally better. Got it, and agree!

The RV14 videos are counter-intuitively located at this link. Note that our new web site design, once published, will help make all of this type of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes, we agree with you and Dan for sure on this...

Yes, we agree with you and Dan for sure on this one. We already have criteria of shooting for 5-10 mins length and quick, upbeat and useful. We aim to have fun, too. We'll miss sometimes I'm sure....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
Great Ideas, please keep them coming! We are also...

Great Ideas, please keep them coming! We are also planning some more of the 360-photo type thing, and showing examples of what we see at quality representing good examples of RV building and...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By greghughespdx
At Van's we are (of course) watching these...

At Van's we are (of course) watching these developments, and in fact we are participating in the rooms where many of these conversations are taking place. So, our eyes are on the future and direct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
Already in discussion with EAA on that very idea,...

Already in discussion with EAA on that very idea, glad there's a similar train of thought. And the RV-specific "tricks" and experienced "how-to's" are where we want to primarily focus.

And we do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
Yeah, we'll get right on that one. Or maybe not!...

Yeah, we'll get right on that one. Or maybe not! :) Maybe it would be better to just have a little fun on that topic instead.

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes, we have been discussing with EAA how to best...

Yes, we have been discussing with EAA how to best collaborate - great point. And if you think of anything you'd like to demo skills-wise, let me know. You're close by!



I am actually right in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
I should have filmed mine when I did it, eh? Thx...

I should have filmed mine when I did it, eh? Thx for the suggestion. While it;s not something we actually do here at the factory, that's a good one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
Ummm, don't hold your breath for that one quite...

Ummm, don't hold your breath for that one quite yet. :D



Great ideas. We plan to focus on very specific tasks, and some of these fit that bill - thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,740
Posted By greghughespdx
What videos would you like to see Van's publish?

We've been working on a few short(ish) help/instructional videos here at Van's, with plans to publish them on the web for folks to watch. For example, we'll have a quick video or two about assembling...
Forum: Primers 10-04-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By greghughespdx
Shooting on aluminum where more than 24 hours...

Shooting on aluminum where more than 24 hours time has elapsed between prep and paint will often yield results that are not what you're looking for. Heck, we had that very conversation just this week...
Forum: ADS-B 10-03-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,299
Posted By greghughespdx
How close was he to you when he was not showing...

How close was he to you when he was not showing on the screen? Within 15 miles? And just to be sure, do you have ADS-B Out working in your aircraft?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,791
Posted By greghughespdx
One real benefit of an N number in the pattern is...

One real benefit of an N number in the pattern is that it allows people to paint a mental picture of where each plane is and their relative movement. I may not be able to recall a list of the N...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,791
Posted By greghughespdx
^^^ This, exactly. The content of your...

^^^ This, exactly. The content of your transmission is for consumption by others operating in the same area. Structure accordingly.
Forum: RV-3 09-17-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,574
Posted By greghughespdx
Shhhhh!!! :)

Shhhhh!!! :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By greghughespdx
The newer gopros have significantly better...

The newer gopros have significantly better low-light capabilities and config options. If you know someone who has a Hero 6 run them side my side and compare.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By greghughespdx
Photos of examples? Typically rivets in...

Photos of examples?

Typically rivets in nutplates are non-structural in nature - they're just there to keep them in place when the bolt is not tightened into the fastener. Once the relevant bolt or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By greghughespdx
The proposed MOSAIC work is broader than just the...

The proposed MOSAIC work is broader than just the 51% rule and assisted/hired-gun construction of experimental airplanes. It's also about the potential establishment of a risk-matrix-based decision...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes, several flight schools provide training in...

Yes, several flight schools provide training in RV-12 SLSA airplanes. A quick check shows Traverse City, MI is probably the closest to you. A list of several flight schools offering the RV-12 SLSA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,563
Posted By greghughespdx
Correct. There's no reason a private pilot...

Correct.



There's no reason a private pilot instrument student cannot fly the 250nm XC flight in the 12iST. As a private pilot, they're able to do that.



Not sure I understand any ethical issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,563
Posted By greghughespdx
EAB on the RV-12 is really the same as EAB on any...

EAB on the RV-12 is really the same as EAB on any other model. You decide, and the DAR/FAA agrees. Van's has not published any different gross weight changes, and won't be doing that. The design...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,563
Posted By greghughespdx
Glad ya like it. I've flow it several times now...

Glad ya like it. I've flow it several times now and I like it a lot, too. The one in the photo is the IFR panel in our factory iST demo airplane, and is one of the standard options that a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By greghughespdx
You'll need to do the math calculations. I know...

You'll need to do the math calculations. I know on the 8A I'm building that your combination would pretty much require the battery be located on the firewall (or at least not in the tail cone).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,785
Posted By greghughespdx
Nope. The RV-12iST is ... an RV-12. :D

Nope. The RV-12iST is ... an RV-12. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,563
Posted By greghughespdx
The RV-12iST is a trainer configuration of the...

The RV-12iST is a trainer configuration of the RV-12iS, which is focused on what flight schools have asked for: Minimal and durable interior, beefy brakes, extra tough landing gear, ability to do IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,563
Posted By greghughespdx
Vanís Aircraft to Build SLSA RV-12iS and RV-12iST at Oregon Headquarters

We've announced an operational change to our SLSA program today, and wanted to make sure everyone here has the information, of course. This is an exciting and positive move for all involved.

Vanís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,785
Posted By greghughespdx
It's "everything" production equipment. Including...

It's "everything" production equipment. Including the RV-15, eventually. :D

We've replaced an older model CNC punch machine with this new one, which is much more capable and faster. We will have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By greghughespdx
If you want lower total cost of ownership (not...

If you want lower total cost of ownership (not just considering acquisition costs, but also the cost to operate/fix/maintain over time) and want an RV that's truly suitable and works very well for...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By greghughespdx
Hey there John, To order the prop separate from...

Hey there John,

To order the prop separate from the -12 powerplant kit I believe requires a call to the Van's kit team. The Van's part number from the plans is "2A0R570EN-V COMPOSITE PROP-12" but...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By greghughespdx
As a reference, at Van's we can sell the...

As a reference, at Van's we can sell the Sensenich 2AOR5R70EN-V prop for the RV-12 outside the powerplant kit, for $1,850 (cost as of this posting, plus cost of shipping).
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By greghughespdx
The RV-12 prop is supplied directly by Van's as...

The RV-12 prop is supplied directly by Van's as part of the powerplant kit. It's a Sensenich ground-adjustable, fixed-pitch prop designed for the Rotax engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,785
Posted By greghughespdx
Maximized/optimized performance for the lower...

Maximized/optimized performance for the lower power and lower weight of the -9 meant choice of an airfoil that best fit/addressed that specific set of needs.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By greghughespdx
Our (new) RV-12iST SLSA trainer model has a GTN...

Our (new) RV-12iST SLSA trainer model has a GTN 650 in the panel, so yes - it fits. You'd need to carefully research how to properly register and certify the aircraft assuming you actually wanted to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By greghughespdx
Arrow Time for the 2019 Van's Calendar Photo Submissions!

It's that time of year again! Please submit your greatest photos of RVs for consideration to be included in the 2019 Van's Aircraft calendar.

Please be sure to tell us where the photo was taken,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,629
Posted By greghughespdx
Number 3 paint scheme was the winner.

Number 3 paint scheme was the winner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,629
Posted By greghughespdx
Video of the build, first tax and first flight...

Video of the build, first tax and first flight have been posted throughout the week on the Vanís Aircradt Facebook pag,e so you can check it all out at https://www.facebook.com/vansaircraftinc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-12iS Ė Powerplant Kit Availability and RV-12/12iS options announced

Vanís is pleased to announce that we are now accepting orders for the RV-12iS Powerplant Kit. Orders placed for this kit will have approximately an eight-week delivery lead time. Between now and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By greghughespdx
UPDATE: We are looking for a RV-3 to participate...

UPDATE: We are looking for a RV-3 to participate in the showcase fly-by!

We know that the number of RV-3s that fly into OSH is relatively small, but we are hopeful someone out there will be flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By greghughespdx
UPDATE: As of Monday afternoon, we are still...

UPDATE: As of Monday afternoon, we are still looking for applications for the RV fly-by from confident, interested pilots and airplanes of the following models, so let us know if you're interested!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By greghughespdx
Airventure Oshkosh Flyover Opportunity for RV Pilots - and update on special parking

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2018 - 10,000 RVs Flyover Opportunity

We wanted to let everyone know about an opportunity for a handful of experienced volunteer RV pilots to participate in a fly-over during...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-29-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,310
Posted By greghughespdx
Lookin good, t-man. You get yourself wedged into...

Lookin good, t-man. You get yourself wedged into in those seat frames and make airplane sounds yet? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's annual banquet at Oshkosh - Keynote speaker Nigel Speedy

We're excited to announce (https://www.facebook.com/121827541221519/photos/a.124659254271681.21139.121827541221519/2027691220635132/?type=3) that Nigel Speedy, RV-8 builder/driver and chief flight...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,054
Posted By greghughespdx
Hmmmm... is right. ;) It's on Instagram, it must...

Hmmmm... is right. ;)

It's on Instagram, it must be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By greghughespdx
Some have wrapped the antenna wire around a rod...

Some have wrapped the antenna wire around a rod to form a coil in part of the antenna, to make it physically shorter. That's what I have done on mine, and mounted under the fiberglass emp fairing....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By greghughespdx
Congrats - looks nice!

Congrats - looks nice!
Forum: RV-4 05-21-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep. call Clint and show him the pictures. He...

Yep. call Clint and show him the pictures. He will let you know what's needed. Similar situation for me. In the end, I changed to a trombone exhaust, but for specific reasons. That was after he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By greghughespdx
Try without the glasses (if can be done safely of...

Try without the glasses (if can be done safely of course) and see if the problem persists. Wearing the headset tight across the top of the head with glasses can sometimes create small air gaps, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By greghughespdx
Congrats to Alex and to Eagles Nest on the great...

Congrats to Alex and to Eagles Nest on the great success!!
Forum: Oregon 05-02-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By greghughespdx
Just listed, Hillsboro/North Plains (West of...

Just listed, Hillsboro/North Plains (West of Portland)

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9690-NW-Beach-Ct-Hillsboro-OR-97124/80925209_zpid/
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,429
Posted By greghughespdx
Curious, did you monitor/record altitude loss...

Curious, did you monitor/record altitude loss during the maneuvers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,322
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm curious which video you found helpful, and...

I'm curious which video you found helpful, and also where you found the pearl white you're referring to. I have an off-white color (light almond color as the paint shop nick-named it) that I need for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,322
Posted By greghughespdx
Are the checkerboards on the tail and wings small...

Are the checkerboards on the tail and wings small squares of vinyl or printed? Cover it all with the black and then knifeless tape? Looks nice!
Forum: Oregon 04-26-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,606
Posted By greghughespdx
There are buildable airpark lots available now at...

There are buildable airpark lots available now at Independence State airport and last I looked there was at least one home on an airpark for sale in Battle Ground, WA (just north of...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,309
Posted By greghughespdx
Related, sort of: If there's interest in a...

Related, sort of: If there's interest in a West-of-the-Mississippi RV-12 fly in, I'm glad to help sponsor something in the Portland area! We have five flying -12's and one under construction at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By greghughespdx
For better cabin heat, might want to call or...

For better cabin heat, might want to call or email Clint at Vetterman and discuss the relative benefits of a trombone exhaust and any power differences.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By greghughespdx
Looks like the nose-end of the cowl is sitting...

Looks like the nose-end of the cowl is sitting low in the photo. Once that spinner is on there, you'll want/need to make sure the cowl is centered around the prop/spinner circle. Have you already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep - and worth it

I have project/build insurance (actually not-in-motion coverage technically) via Gallagher (great company and people) and underwritten by AIG. When getting the quotes I asked about the different...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By greghughespdx
Just in case, have you looked at the tire for and...

Just in case, have you looked at the tire for and rubbing wear after this happens? Depending on how much air you added and shape changes, that's at least a possibility to also consider.
Forum: Northwest 03-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,015
Posted By greghughespdx
Oregon starter list: Airplane Camping (camp site...

Oregon starter list:

Airplane Camping (camp site style) - Nehalem Bay airport (Manzanita OR)

Flying in and staying resort style for a day or two, non-camping - Sun River

Aviation Museums -...
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