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.
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
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.
Summer's Trip to Yellowstone...Troy Branch
Courtesy Car Additions...Benson, AZ and Kalispell, MT
From the Factory
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!