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Old 10-09-2018, 05:49 PM
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Default What videos would you like to see Van's publish?

SLIDER CANOPY FRAME, CANOPY AND CANOPY SKIRTS. I've spent an inordinate amount of time on this (actually kind of stuck at the moment). I think the instructions for both slider and tip up canopies up to the RV-10 are poor and a video of a start to finish example of each would be most welcome. In particular, the forming of the canopy frame to match the roll bar and the fuselage sides compensating for the springback of the canopy bubble itself would be great. I ended up making a custom tool to bend more/less curvature into the front and rear canopy frame hoop which worked well. The method in the instructions about bending it by leaning on it or bending it over your knee I took as being a joke by the instruction writer.

I found the video of the installation of the windshield fiberglass buildup (I think of the RV-14 on Vans website) very informative, but I'm not there yet.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:55 PM
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Greg - Great idea.
The list might get pretty long.
One idea I might suggest is including links from the EAA whereby the content is appropriate for RV construction. Basic things like sheet metal work, riveting, etc....
The EAA site is great, but includes so many topics that are not RV. Having a direct link from your site would be most helpful if that is possible.

Unfortunately, topics that I could help with, like, "how to find ribs under skins", "how to build a jig", etc... have gone the way of the Dodo for all but the few legacy builders out there. Your kits are just so good these days, some of our old skills are just not needed, so I am of little help....
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!

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Prosealing and riveting fuel tanks...
I am actually right in the middle to shooting some video for that topic right now.

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I would recommend a video on trimming the fiberglass top for installation on the RV-10. I had to make several calls to your help desk as I was doing this part of the build as it seemed like I was having to trim too much off of the top. And once I finally got it to fit, I had hardly anything left at the bottom edges of the door.

Another suggestion would be a video to explain fabrication of the engine intake air box. I found the instructions for this to be the most confusing of any of the instructions provided, likely because the air box is of an older design and is used by so many different kits and engines. That or re-write these instructions specifically for each kit and provide more detail in the instructions for this part.

The other area that video instruction would help would be in cutting and fitting the cowl. In particular fitting the 2 halves at the nose of the cowl, and trimming the horizontal split between the 2 halves. I suspect that a single video of this would work for most of the RV models as I understand the cowl designs are similar.

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The RV-10 fiberglass is a great idea, tough one to make happen but valid request. Will think about how that could work.

The filtered air box tutorial/instruction point is, frankly, a valid one. It's on our list of things to do at some point.

And the cowl fitting topic is also a great one. Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:58 PM
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I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's videos for the standard stuff. Concentrate on tasks that are specific to RV's, especially the ones that take a lot of time because people don't know the "tricks" - cowl fitting, canopy fitting, aligning wheel pants, etc.

I agree on getting a list from the Tech Support desk to see what issues come up the most!
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:03 PM
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Bending the leading edges of the elevators and rudder!
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:22 PM
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Then there's the much needed directive on which primer to use.
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 away..."




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Old 10-09-2018, 06:24 PM
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I agree with JonJay on piggybacking on EAA's videos for the standard stuff. Concentrate on tasks that are specific to RV's, especially the ones that take a lot of time because people don't know the "tricks" - cowl fitting, canopy fitting, aligning wheel pants, etc.

I agree on getting a list from the Tech Support desk to see what issues come up the most!
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 have the Tech Support team's hot-topic list, as well.

Keep the ideas coming, good stuff -- and thanks!

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Old 10-09-2018, 06:41 PM
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A short video on deburring alone would answer literally thousands of questions.
It seems like no two people really seem to agree on how much is enough and what the end goal should be. This video needs to go beyond just a straight edge! A perfect example would be the front of a nose rib...

I have also recently searched information about flaring tubing and torquing fluid fittings, there is also a lot of mass confusion in this area too.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:47 PM
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Two ideas for the RV-12:

1. How to properly set the blade angle on the RV-12 prop

2. How to bend all those tiny pieces of tubing in the RV-12iS fuel system
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:17 PM
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Looks like the Death Star used rattle can, several cans...



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Old 10-09-2018, 09:37 PM
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Two ideas for the RV-12:

1. How to properly set the blade angle on the RV-12 prop

2. How to bend all those tiny pieces of tubing in the RV-12iS fuel system
Agree about video on setting prop blade angle in RV-12.

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