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Fri Jan 23, 2015.  1157Z
  Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend.

Status Update ...Karl Bambas -7.

Except for the fiberglass tips, Dolly and I finished the empennage on January 15th. The pieces are wrapped in blankets and ready for transport to Michigan. There were no insurmountable problems in that no replacement parts were needed. However I did become an "expert" at drilling out rivets.


 

A day trip to Everglades City ...Ted Chang -9A

Last time we had dinner at the Rod and Gun Club at Everglades City we drove with our friends from Marco Island. We always wanted to fly there for airboat ride and for their fresh seafood. I talked to two neighbors, a Diamond Star driver and a Cherokee driver to go with us. Since neither of them are formation pilot we flew with only one of them down and another back in order to take some aerial photos for them.  ...


 

Commuting to the Hangar Project / Update ...hydroguy2




 

RV-12 Lifting Device ...cactuspilot

Working on prepping the plane for paint, putting on the pants and the RVBits fairings and someone said you should do this with no load on the wheels, so I took my HF 25% coupon and bought the 1000lb hydraulic lift table - came to around 190 with tax and all....and you have to mod the handle a little....but boy it sure lifts a RV12 sweet and easy.


 

Last Summer's Trip to Yellowstone...Troy Branch


 

Courtesy Car Additions...Benson, AZ and Kalispell, MT




 

From the Factory FB Page...

1000 DAYS!

No, that’s not how long it’ll be before the RV-14 Finish Kit is released… it’s how many consecutive days the crew at Van’s has gone without an on-the -job injury. So, give ‘em a hand! They’ve worked very hard to keep Van’s Aircraft a super safe place to work.

The crew celebrated with a pizza for lunch. Nobody choked on an anchovy so we’re off to a good start on another 1000 safe days!




 


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