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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By greghughespdx
Least expensive shipping, eh? :D

Least expensive shipping, eh? :D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-15-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By greghughespdx
It'll fit into the tray and replace a GNS430W -...

It'll fit into the tray and replace a GNS430W - but not a GNS430. You'd mentioned a 430 in the original post - is yours a 430W, or a 430??
Forum: Safety 09-12-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,271
Posted By greghughespdx
I agree with this point.

I agree with this point.
Forum: RV-15 09-12-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 10,950
Posted By greghughespdx
We're here. Let us know when you plan to head...

We're here. Let us know when you plan to head this way. :)



Or maybe I'm just really short? "I make this airplane look huge!" haha. Actually, I'm a supremely average 5'10" on a good day. Funny...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,463
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes, they're shipping.

Yes, they're shipping.
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,463
Posted By greghughespdx
To start, I'd like to state clearly that this is...

To start, I'd like to state clearly that this is not a single-vendor situation or concern. Everything below applies in a general sense. It just so happens that this thread is the one where discussion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,753
Posted By greghughespdx
Both facilities build the kits. We estimate when...

Both facilities build the kits. We estimate when they will be back in our factory, factor in quality process time and crating time, and from there we ship. There's no way for us to tell you with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By greghughespdx
For the record, it's exactly the same engine,...

For the record, it's exactly the same engine, whether with or without the extended warranty. They don't even assign the final part number until well after the engine was built and shipped to the...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,243
Posted By greghughespdx
FYI, I posted a related update on its own thread...

FYI, I posted a related update on its own thread this morning - here is the link.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=209350
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,753
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's Update and Kit Crating Schedule Changes

A brief update regarding email communications we have sent today to those customers with kits on order, where the delivery dates for those kits had to be adjusted due to a handful of reasons that...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,573
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes, clearly someone had bad info and I apologize...

Yes, clearly someone had bad info and I apologize personally for that. We're looking into that and figuring out what happened. And, thanks very much for understanding and sticking with us on this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,950
Posted By greghughespdx
We have had some recent unexpected delays to...

We have had some recent unexpected delays to several materials, parts, QB kit deliveries, and shipping. We also had some damage during manufacturing at an anodizer that will require us to manufacture...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,573
Posted By greghughespdx
It doesn't fix the core issue of delays, but know...

It doesn't fix the core issue of delays, but know that we can and will return final payments if asked when a delay occurs. We don't want to hold onto it any more than you want us to. I know our team...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By greghughespdx
No. More words to be able to post.

No.

More words to be able to post.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-16-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By greghughespdx
Always verify you are using the correct rivets in...

Always verify you are using the correct rivets in the correct places. If you believe or discover you have received the wrong rivets, always contact us. You can verify by emailing...
Forum: RV-15 08-16-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 75
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 10,950
Posted By greghughespdx
https://caffe2go.com/products/presso-xi :)

https://caffe2go.com/products/presso-xi

:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,470
Posted By greghughespdx
Optional Service Bulletin Kit for RV-12 Main Gear Channel Update

We've released Service Bulletin SB-00040 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-00040/), which can optionally be installed on legacy/original model RV-12 aircraft. The...
Forum: RV-4 08-15-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By greghughespdx
As long as you have sent the paperwork to have...

As long as you have sent the paperwork to have the RV-4 in your name, you should be able to create a customer account on our web store and add your airplane, and then see the RV-4 PDF plans there...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,413
Posted By greghughespdx
Hahaha. I have an Aerocreeper in my hangar, and...

Hahaha.

I have an Aerocreeper in my hangar, and bought one for our prototype shop at work, too. Ordered them at Sun n Fun this past spring. Worth it.
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,463
Posted By greghughespdx
Folks, FYI we'll be adjusting the language in our...

Folks, FYI we'll be adjusting the language in our documents related (generally) to the sale and use of our parts for purposes other than designed-and-tested-by-Van's cases. I had a good quick chat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,809
Posted By greghughespdx
Call and talk to Vic for sure. He's right in your...

Call and talk to Vic for sure. He's right in your area, and highly qualified based on his many years of RV flying, executed first flights, and inspection/repair experience. He can advise you in many...
Forum: RV-15 08-13-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By greghughespdx
Very early. The wing length *might* change. Not a...

Very early. The wing length *might* change. Not a certain thing. And it already fits in a standard T hangar, as the current wing span on the prototype is 36 ft 6 in. The real question is, does it...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,174
Posted By greghughespdx
The adhesive is to bond the lights into the...

The adhesive is to bond the lights into the wingtips, nothing to do with attaching the wingtips to the wings themselves.
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
To be clear, Van's has not said or announced...

To be clear, Van's has not said or announced anything about a 4-place airplane (other than the RV-10 of course). Lots of guesses and wishes floating around out there about what we might make in the...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,174
Posted By greghughespdx
These wingtip/lighting kits will be available in...

These wingtip/lighting kits will be available in either carbon fiber or fiberglass and will include the AeroLEDs lighting as well as the composite tips. The lights are installed into the wingtips by...
Forum: RV-15 08-01-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
And/or we offer some options. :)

And/or we offer some options. :)
Forum: RV-15 08-01-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
Thatís the plan.

Thatís the plan.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
Ummm…. Do you have info on this? Because I don’t...

Ummm…. Do you have info on this? Because I don’t think this is accurate at all.[/QUOTE]

Definitely not accurate. Not even true.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
Nope. The 170 weight and the target weight for...

Nope. The 170 weight and the target weight for the kit RV-15 are essentially the same. We just want to do more.
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
Utiliity category: +4.4, -2.2

Utiliity category: +4.4, -2.2
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
35.5 ft span with the wingtips on the prototype.

35.5 ft span with the wingtips on the prototype.
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
Itís a temporary engineering test...

Itís a temporary engineering test configuration/tool being used to add some pitch control force feedback via the stick. The next version of the stabilator will take into account what the engineering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By greghughespdx
Itís at 0830. Which schedule are you seeing this...

Itís at 0830. Which schedule are you seeing this on? Printed or online/app?

The online schedule from eaa says 0830.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,064
Posted By greghughespdx
https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/weights.pdf
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
That sums up our approach and puts a bow on it.

That sums up our approach and puts a bow on it.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
No paint on the test prototype. Other than some...

No paint on the test prototype. Other than some grey on the cowl etc for protection that is.

We'll make the call about whether it goes to OSH or not sometime in the next several days. If it's ready...
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
Thre you go, referring to yourself in the third...

Thre you go, referring to yourself in the third person again... :D
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
That may have been me. Not certain....

That may have been me. Not certain. :rolleyes:



It's an engineering test prototype airplane. Cargo doors, etc. can come about a bit later.

The fuel is in the location where the right seat would...
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,261
Posted By greghughespdx
Hah. HahahahaÖ HAHAHAHHAAHHAAHhahahAhahah....

Hah. HahahahaÖ HAHAHAHHAAHHAAHhahahAhahah. :eek:

I can at least dream about finishing it. Some day. :)
Forum: Midwest 07-05-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,297
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's Aircraft "Factory" Forums/Events...

Van's Aircraft "Factory" Forums/Events Schedule:

Monday

All Day: Come see the RVs on AeroShell Square, where we will have customer RVs on display to kick off the celebration of the 50th...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,375
Posted By greghughespdx
We are working hard on finish kits. They are the...

We are working hard on finish kits. They are the most complex in terms of a) parts made from materials which are currently supply chain limited or unavailable, b) parts we purchase from third...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,573
Posted By greghughespdx
Well, technically that's between about 3ish and 4...

Well, technically that's between about 3ish and 4 months from right now. Current lead times for the kit are published as ~4 months. We have a very large batch of kits being produced.
Forum: RV-15 06-18-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,692
Posted By greghughespdx
They’re pretty capable. And not quite that...

They’re pretty capable. And not quite that high-maintenance hah. :) we all feel super grateful and privileged to be part of what we get to do. We can handle a few extra syllables. :)
Forum: RV-15 06-18-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,692
Posted By greghughespdx
Or... 4 - just because 15 - because 15 XV - also...

Or...

4 - just because
15 - because 15
XV - also because 15. ;)

?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,530
Posted By greghughespdx
All Lycoming Engine crates for engines ordered...

All Lycoming Engine crates for engines ordered through Van's are currently 44Ē x 42Ē x 34Ē

Crate weights:
320s and parallel valve 360s are ~375lbs
Angle valve 360s and 390s are ~450lbs
IO-540s are...
Forum: RV-15 06-14-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,692
Posted By greghughespdx
This is essentially the same info AOPA posted...

This is essentially the same info AOPA posted online a month or so ago. As weíve said publicly for quite some time, our goal is to be able to talk more about the RV-15 protype aircraft at AirVenture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,510
Posted By greghughespdx
Flaps down when parked is so people won't think...

Flaps down when parked is so people won't think the flaps can be stepped on while getting in or out, like you can on a Cherokee or similar airplane where they are "steppable." Many a time damage to...
Forum: RV-15 05-25-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,692
Posted By greghughespdx
Fun story. Not actually true. People are already...

Fun story. Not actually true. People are already pretty well practiced at keeping quiet about the 15. :)

Weíre holding a thank you event for our employees who have been working like crazy, and...
Forum: RV-15 05-21-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,614
Posted By greghughespdx
Patent pending. ;)

Patent pending. ;)
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By greghughespdx
Ah, gotcha. Will check and send you an email.

Ah, gotcha. Will check and send you an email.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By greghughespdx
We can check when the office is open but there is...

We can check when the office is open but there is a quick way for you to check. Take a look at the part label and/or your packing list/inventory sheet. The new part number is SPRING-00001-1, while...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By greghughespdx
Maybe we need to offer a ballcap subscription...

Maybe we need to offer a ballcap subscription option. ;)
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-14 canopy gas strut part change

We recently made a change to the gas strut used in the RV-14/14A kit to a higher force version. These struts hold the tip-up canopy open when the strut is extended. In high-wind conditions, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 609
Posted By greghughespdx
Garmin G3X electronic checklist file for RV-12iS Updated

We recently updated the RV-12iS G3X electronic checklist file on the Van's Aircraft downloads page (https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/) to v2. Here's what changed in this version:


Added...
Forum: RV-15 05-02-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,692
Posted By greghughespdx
We've stated publicly (including way back at...

We've stated publicly (including way back at OSH21) that our target is to make OSH22 with a prototype airplane. That remains our goal. But to be clear: Nothing's ever guaranteed until it's actually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,064
Posted By greghughespdx
Here's a link to that post >...

Here's a link to that post > https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1605398#post1605398

Also, to answer some questions earlier in the thread, the crating date range is the estimated...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,573
Posted By greghughespdx
We sent an email this evening to customers with...

We sent an email this evening to customers with certain RV-8, RV-10, RV-12 and RV-14 kits on order letting them know about the 4-week-or-so delay to the delivery of their kits, as a result of the...
Forum: RV-15 04-27-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,483
Posted By greghughespdx
Hold my beer.

Hold my beer.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,573
Posted By greghughespdx
We're truly sorry for the delays. Please know...

We're truly sorry for the delays. Please know that the root cause of this particular delay was outside of our direct control and that we're working to get your kit completed and to you as soon as we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By greghughespdx
Send me a PM with your order number and I can...

Send me a PM with your order number and I can check on it. Did you indicate youíre grounded on your order? Assuming you logged into an account on the store you can log in and see your orders. If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,745
Posted By greghughespdx
In a new SIM model, it's not unusual for...

In a new SIM model, it's not unusual for inconsistencies like speed/power mismatches that need to be adjusted. Be sure to provide all feedback to the developer - they are quite responsive and very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,935
Posted By greghughespdx
We also didn't say/haven't said that, hah. We...

We also didn't say/haven't said that, hah.

We have said high wing, all metal, tail dragger.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 18,694
Posted By greghughespdx
Typically, yes. Although the crating windows that...

Typically, yes. Although the crating windows that are communicated are typically shorter than 4-6 weeks on our new batches. Shipping happens asap following crating. With the current volume of crates,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,935
Posted By greghughespdx
We definitely didnít say anything about number of...

We definitely didnít say anything about number of seats. Thatís for sure. We did say itíll be a taildragger first.
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