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Old 10-12-2017, 05:26 PM
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Scott,

I don't recall ever sending Van a report of a first flight. It was reported in Sport Aviation but did you get them all.

Is there a database where we can check if a first flight has been logged?
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:31 PM
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Scott,

I don't recall ever sending Van a report of a first flight. It was reported in Sport Aviation but did you get them all.

Is there a database where we can check if a first flight has been logged?
No, but if you think it may not be, just send in a note to that effect with the pertinent info (customer #, etc.) and someone will check.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:31 PM
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I did that 10 days ago, and no response yet.

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It could be just as easy as it was for you to make this post.....

Send an E-mail to info@vansaircraft.com

In it write "I own RV-12 serial # XXXXXX, and I want to confirm for your records that it is flying"

Owners of other RV's could do the same. For people who aren't the original builder they just need to know the original customer # the airplane was built under (commonly used as the aircraft's serial number for registration purposes, but not always.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:59 PM
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I did that 10 days ago, and no response yet.
Your are not likely to get one.
It is just info to update a database. Did you need to know whether yours was previously reported?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:14 AM
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I have no idea if sn 461 or 576 were previously reported as done.

QUOTE=rvbuilder2002;1210670]Your are not likely to get one.
It is just info to update a database. Did you need to know whether yours was previously reported?[/quote]
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:33 PM
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Scott,
I have been thinking about how you would be able to obtain the data you want.

One way to get the data you want is by providing some sort of incentive to folks. I know Van's aircraft is not one to spend money on fluff but hear me out.

Some exercise programs send you a T-shirt when you are complete with their training cycle. Some manufactures give you a sticker with their product. The exercise companies don’t issue the T-shirt unless you have completed the program and have proved results. Only those folks can own that shirt and it becomes a source of pride/achievement.

Why not create a T-shirt or a sticker or something else that can turn into the same sense of pride for us? A T-shirt (or sticker, etc.) that says “I built a Van’s Aircraft” would be cool. Only those that report the build are given the T-shirt as a thank you for supporting our business (Van’s Aircraft) and a congratulations/good job. It will also serve as an advertising tool.

Another slogan for the shirt could be “I built a Van’s Aircraft. How about you?”



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Old 10-14-2017, 01:44 AM
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Scott,
I have been thinking about how you would be able to obtain the data you want.

One way to get the data you want is by providing some sort of incentive to folks. I know Van's aircraft is not one to spend money on fluff but hear me out.

...
IIRC, way back in the dark ages when only taildragger kits were sold, didn't Van send out a tailwheel fairing only after the plane had flown?
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:15 PM
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Not a bad idea Axel, but I am not sure anyone would go for that with all of the other complications that it would cause (should the 9922 up to this point get a free shirt also..... etc.)

Gil, I don't remember there being that policy, but I didn't get involved with RV's until 1988 so it might have been in place prior to that.
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:03 AM
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Sent mine in RV 4 # 538 A/W Late 2016, 1st flight spring 2017....Tom
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:24 AM
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Go ahead and put my RV-8 down for August 12, 2028! 😄
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