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Old 10-11-2018, 01:39 PM
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Maybe it's generational, but I can't stay awake watching the typical how-to video. They are generally slow and boring, with narrators who seem to have been picked for their ability to speak in a monotone.

The point here is that regardless of subject, a video is a form of film art. We don't fall asleep watching a good movie. Keep it interesting, well paced, and the actors (yes, actors) need to be good speakers.

Here's a tip. Go fast. The experienced builders just want the general concept. The rest will watch it multiple times.

I'm with Dan on this one. I think lots of good topics have been suggested, but I really enjoy shorter videos with more show me than talk to me, where I can pause, rewind take notes, etc. If a video gets over 10 minutes I debate that it might be to long to watch and should maybe be split into smaller segments, but that's just me, we all learn differently.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:39 PM
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The ABCs of fuel line fabrication. How to measure, bend, cut, flare, and torque, all done CORRECTLY. Especially newby builders may have no clue as to the nuances and necessities of creating good, robust, and most of all, safe fuel lines (dot dot dot) in an RV.

Why? Because aircraft fuel leaks occur in only three places: bad places; really bad places; and much worse places.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:09 PM
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How about improvements you have made to each kit since first realease? A Video that shows what the improvement looks like and how it might be adopted to complete aircraft. I only found out that some things on RV10 have been improved accidentally on this forum.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:57 PM
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While we are talking about it, a forum on here where you post the query from a builder and your response to that builder I think would be greatly helpful. I am certain the times I have emailed that someone else has already asked the same thing before me.
This sounds like a great idea! It would certainly be helpful to builders and might reduce the number of calls to tech support.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:46 PM
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I'm with Dan on this one. I think lots of good topics have been suggested, but I really enjoy shorter videos with more show me than talk to me, where I can pause, rewind take notes, etc. If a video gets over 10 minutes I debate that it might be to long to watch and should maybe be split into smaller segments, but that's just me, we all learn differently.
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. But we'll try and I'm sure we'll get feedback from ya'll on how we do.

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Old 10-11-2018, 04:16 PM
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#2 has been well covered in videos for the RV-14, but would be applicable to any RV. Complete, step-by-step installation instructions. Made the task easy to understand and less intimidating. Kudos to Vans for those.
What? You -14 builders have videos? And to think the -4 & -6 builders gave me a hard time when I started my RV-9 15 years ago!

Way to improve your product Van's!
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:29 PM
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Y....We already have criteria of shooting for 5-10 mins length....
Well, I'm much more likely to watch something shorter than longer. I think the goal should be 2 to 7 minutes. And if you need longer than that, which some topics might, make it into a 2-part series.

Thanks!

And also thanks more for embarking on this project at all. It's a good move.

You know, until I read this discussion, I didn't even know that there are RV-14 videos or that they might be general. Good to know. Now, where are they?

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Old 10-11-2018, 04:42 PM
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The RV-14 videos are on the Van's website under support, revisions, RV-14/14A. Well worth a visit.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:43 PM
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Well, I'm much more likely to watch something shorter than longer. I think the goal should be 2 to 7 minutes. And if you need longer than that, which some topics might, make it into a 2-part series.

Thanks!

And also thanks more for embarking on this project at all. It's a good move.

You know, until I read this discussion, I didn't even know that there are RV-14 videos or that they might be general. Good to know. Now, where are they?

Dave
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 stuff much more accessible and usable, or that is the plan.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv14.htm
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:13 PM
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+1 on a Sikaflex canopy install. Also to include fiberglass fairing work.
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