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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
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 09-30-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
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 09-30-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 129,397
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,045
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
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, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
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, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,323
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, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,323
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
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, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,323
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,119
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,280
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 08-07-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
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, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,678
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 708
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 730
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, 04:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
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, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
Posted By greghughespdx
Good call. :)

Good call. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
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, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
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, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,835
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, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
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, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
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, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By greghughespdx
Thanks Devin for heading this up!

Thanks Devin for heading this up!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,062
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
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...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By greghughespdx
Curious: Are you using wingtip lights other than...

Curious: Are you using wingtip lights other than the ones available with the kit? Those ones meet the requirements, so just wondering.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By greghughespdx
Hey there Paul, thanks for the follow-up note! We...

Hey there Paul, thanks for the follow-up note! We try our best! :)

Let me know how it goes once you get the part. Appreciate the feedback!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,411
Posted By greghughespdx
A number of the parts for the exhaust system...

A number of the parts for the exhaust system (including this #2 tube assembly) are sourced from Rotax and then welded into assembly at Van's by our team. We are selling the part at our cost of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By greghughespdx
RV Story - Hey look, it's DR! (new video)

We're starting to put together some video stories of RV builder/owners and their airplanes, and how their lives are impacted and shaped by their airplane. We've decided to use the especially creative...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,411
Posted By greghughespdx
Everyone, Please be advised, the only proper way...

Everyone,

Please be advised, the only proper way to check your aircraft to determine whether the affected part is installed is to remove the cowl and take a look. You only need to remove the top...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,774
Posted By greghughespdx
I spoke with EAA about this a couple days ago and...

I spoke with EAA about this a couple days ago and have an update. Those who park their aircraft in the special RV-4 40th anniversary parking area will be provided a camping space to pitch a tent in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,216
Posted By greghughespdx
Ya beat me to it. :) Great presentation by Vic,...

Ya beat me to it. :) Great presentation by Vic, for sure. A variety of other important things to watch out for in maintenance and inspections that he points out, and it's not only loose jam nuts!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,411
Posted By greghughespdx
Do not wrap the RV-12 exhaust. It's not...

Do not wrap the RV-12 exhaust. It's not manufactured not intended for that. And, it would have no impact related to the issue described in the SB, other than to make it basically impossible to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,411
Posted By greghughespdx
That point was raised a couple of times this week...

That point was raised a couple of times this week in discussions with customers about this SB. We probably should have stated in our initial post here that Van’s is providing this part, which is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,411
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi John. Sorry, but no. Given the importance of...

Hi John. Sorry, but no. Given the importance of knowing for certain, the only way to properly/safely check is to actually take a look. You may only need to remove the top half of the cowl and use an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,411
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-12 Service Bulletin 19-03-22 Published - Possible cracks in #2 exhaust tube

Document Name: Service Bulletin SB 19-03-22
Effective: May 21, 2019
Subject: Cracking of the EX-00017 Cylinder #2 Exhaust
Affected Models: RV-12 with 912 ULS engines
Affected Serial Numbers: All...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By greghughespdx
Part change and availability: RV-10 wheel pant stand-off

Van's Aircraft recently released a new wheel pant stand-off for the RV-10. The previous assembly could fatigue and fail over time. The new parts are stronger, lighter weight, and a single part in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-19-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,091
Posted By greghughespdx
The rudder was redesigned for the -7, yes. But, I...

The rudder was redesigned for the -7, yes. But, I can state with complete confidence that in this particular case he's done the necessary checking and has 100% of the info needed to make a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,495
Posted By greghughespdx
Which SBís were addresses and what was done? Was...

Which SBís were addresses and what was done? Was the nose stop flange in an incorrect orientation and then repositioned to the correct orientation? From the video it appears to be correctly oriented...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-16-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,495
Posted By greghughespdx
The aircraft is not airworthy. Time to fix....

The aircraft is not airworthy. Time to fix. Address it now and it should be fairly simple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,709
Posted By greghughespdx
Colorado folks, Iím arriving this evening and...

Colorado folks,

Iím arriving this evening and will be at out KBJC Wednesday morning starting at 8:39am for a while before I depart for Oregon.

From our host, Bob Market: Weíre true RVers on Lima...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,709
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi Everyone. Weather has been a real bear this...

Hi Everyone. Weather has been a real bear this trip (go figure eh?). It’s affected a couple of us flying RV aeroplanes around this fine country of ours. Right now I’m in a family restaurant in...
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