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Old 10-09-2018, 01:57 PM
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Default 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 and sealing fuel tanks at some point, which will cover the techniques and things our tank builders have found one should be aware of and pay attention to.

So, we figured what better way to decide what sorts of topics would be useful than to combine out own thoughts with the community of Van's kit builders. No guarantees we'll publish on any given topic, but please post your ideas about what you might like to see.

Over the next months and into next year we'll be developing and publishing some of these videos, as well as some inside stories that we hope you'll enjoy. When we launch our new web site in the coming months, we hope to provide more of this sort of helpful content.

Okay - What do you think might belong on the possible topic list? Ready? Post!

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:14 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....
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:25 PM
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Prosealing and riveting fuel tanks...
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:25 PM
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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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Old 10-09-2018, 02:49 PM
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:58 PM
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....to the brand new RV-15!

Seriously....how about some videos that would elaborate on some of the chapters in the building manual which are common to all the fleet. Such as initial metal working (deburring, riveting, etc), fiberglass work, explanation of AN hardware, suggested tools and how to properly use them, wiring basics, etc, etc

Just some ideas to start with for the newbies....
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:07 PM
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....to the brand new RV-15!
Ummm, don't hold your breath for that one quite yet.

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Seriously....how about some videos that would elaborate on some of the chapters in the building manual which are common to all the fleet. Such as initial metal working (deburring, riveting, etc), fiberglass work, explanation of AN hardware, suggested tools and how to properly use them, wiring basics, etc, etc

Just some ideas to start with for the newbies....
Great ideas. We plan to focus on very specific tasks, and some of these fit that bill - thanks!
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:09 PM
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Sikaflex canopy install
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.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:15 PM
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How about those 'fit-up' tasks: cowls, slider canopy frames.

Then there's the much needed directive on which primer to use.
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:35 PM
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No doubt there's a list of the more frequently asked questions to the support staff for specific models. That would make a decent guide on what to show.

If you don't have such a list, worth starting one, eh?

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