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Forum: RV-14 05-08-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
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: 1,060
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: 1,060
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: 1,060
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: 246
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: 28
Views: 9,393
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: 88
Views: 11,712
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: 96
Views: 11,817
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: 2,448
Posted By greghughespdx
Hold my beer.

Hold my beer.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,817
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: 796
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: 39
Views: 8,252
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: 10,236
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: 107
Views: 11,524
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: 10,236
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.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,524
Posted By greghughespdx
In the first half of this week, many customers...

In the first half of this week, many customers who are waiting for their tail/emplennage kits will be receiving emails asking for the final balance due payment on their kits, because we are gearing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,712
Posted By greghughespdx
They are different and quite a few third party...

They are different and quite a few third party items that can mean layered delays. Things are improving but not perfect yet. Iíll be checking on your order.

For everyone - lots of threads and...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Updated RV-14 V-Speeds Documentation

We have updated the RV-14/14A V-Speeds specification document (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-rv-14-v-speeds/) and posted the new version to our website in the RV-14...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
Post #105 in this thread.

Post #105 in this thread.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,503
Posted By greghughespdx
It must have been a European Swallow. The...

It must have been a European Swallow. The European swallow migrates seasonally, while the African variety does not.

Plus, we're assuming it was an unladen swallow. But it's also possible the damage...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,503
Posted By greghughespdx
I had a pretty nasty bird strike about this same...

I had a pretty nasty bird strike about this same time last year, **** thing tried to kill me and nearly succeeded, was the second scariest day of my life. Learned a lot from that day.

Glad...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,679
Posted By greghughespdx
Probably at least as important as which paint to...

Probably at least as important as which paint to use, "auto" or "aircraft," is picking the person who will apply it (assuming you're not doing it yourself, that is). Choose wisely: Application of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Not in that same format, no. The relative...

Not in that same format, no. The relative equivalent now is browsing by aircraft model, from the home page. In the lower-left navigation bar, look for "Browse RV Kit Inventory" and choose the model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By greghughespdx
Sorry - my comment was specifically related to...

Sorry - my comment was specifically related to the rudder. Elevators need to be balanced. I will edit to reflect that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By greghughespdx
SPECIFICALLY FOR THE RUDDER: Using the weight as...

SPECIFICALLY FOR THE RUDDER: Using the weight as provided in the kit ensures proper margin against flutter. Installing the weight per plans and as-provided, without modifying it, is the correct way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By greghughespdx
Well, that didn't take long. :cool:

Well, that didn't take long. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By greghughespdx
It's a very beer-oriented crowd. :) We'll...

It's a very beer-oriented crowd. :)

We'll probably have more to announce as we get closer to the event, too. Lots of people putting in a lot of work for this year's AirVenture - Folks from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By greghughespdx
Sunday: Community events. Beer. Monday: The Big...

Sunday: Community events. Beer.

Monday: The Big Day from the Van's Aircraft perspective with some special stuff this year: 50th Anniversary of Van's celebration scheduled on Boeing Plaza, with RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Means the same thing. Nothing's changed. E-MAG is...

Means the same thing. Nothing's changed. E-MAG is the company, and when you read "PMAG" it's a P-model ignition (the P indicates internal power-generating model) made by E-MAG. It's been confusing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Update: We've published the list of Lycoming...

Update: We've published the list of Lycoming engine prices that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on March 15th at this link...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,524
Posted By greghughespdx
We just sent out more than a thousand update...

We just sent out more than a thousand update emails through the Kit Status portal with updates for customers. Those updates happen almost daily, so as we continue to plan we will send more updates....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,168
Posted By greghughespdx
Wait - you can build an immunity??? Also - We're...

Wait - you can build an immunity???

Also - We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the show!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By greghughespdx
It's not the one we sell, but let me tell ya: The...

It's not the one we sell, but let me tell ya: The Vetterman trombone exhaust is a work of art, and it's what I have on my project airplane (which I hope to be able to spend time on again and finish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Heads-Up

We'll publish more details as soon as we have them, but since we have some info available and people are currently making decisions:

We want to provide a heads-up on a few things that - in addition...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By greghughespdx
Heads-up

We'll publish more details as soon as we have them, but since we have some info available and people are currently making decisions:

We want to provide a heads up on a few things that - in addition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
The Order a Kit page on the Van's website? If...

The Order a Kit page on the Van's website? If yes, please clear your browser cache or try another browser? And PM me if that doesn't work. That page was only down for a day while we made the...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,524
Posted By greghughespdx
It means the bill of lading has been issued,...

It means the bill of lading has been issued, which is the precursor to the truck coming to pick up the kit so they can take it to you! Every shipper is a little different, and that's part of what we...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,524
Posted By greghughespdx
We're working on setting up some standard...

We're working on setting up some standard communication to send to customers prior to the bill of lading being sent, specifically on this topic.

Meanwhile, this is pulled from our Kit Ordering...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
On the RV-12 tailcone lower skins, the centerline...

On the RV-12 tailcone lower skins, the centerline J-stiffener is integral to the F-01282-L skin and sits inside the F-01282-R skin. The crack initiates in the F-01282-L at a location only visible...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
This SB is not actually meant to make the skin...

This SB is not actually meant to make the skin stiffer. It's primarily meant to tie together the sections of J channel inside the fuselage, to stiffen that structure and thereby prevent the transfer...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,524
Posted By greghughespdx
It just indicates major revision number 2 of that...

It just indicates major revision number 2 of that kit's bill of materials (the list of stuff that's in that kit). The most recent revision to the RV-10 standard fuse and wing kits (I believe it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
Plywood sizes: 24"x10.25" 25"x7" The purpose...

Plywood sizes:

24"x10.25"
25"x7"

The purpose of the boards is to provide a platform to spread out and potential loads that would otherwise be concentrated in small areas on the skins. Feel free...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
The parts are in stock. I believe we made 100...

The parts are in stock. I believe we made 100 initial SB kits. They show ďback-orderedĒ because we just need to build some more of the SB kits with the in-stock parts. Feel free to get the order in.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm planning to get this for you as soon as we...

I'm planning to get this for you as soon as we have a little time. My airplane happens to be apart right now for other reasons, so getting these from an actual airplane should be not too difficult....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
Sorry, we don't have the dimensions measured to...

Sorry, we don't have the dimensions measured to share right now. Making a cardboard template and using it to cut the plywood would be a good and quick route to making the platforms.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
Sorry, I meant to reply before and apparently...

Sorry, I meant to reply before and apparently forgot to! I don't personally know the exact number. I know it's at least a handful of actual aircraft for certain, and that the specific pattern was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
We considered a wide variety of methods to...

We considered a wide variety of methods to address this. An external strap does not address the issue. Adding more skin structure doesn't resolve the actual problem. The need here is to prevent the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
For the record: Orders aren't paused. Feel free...

For the record: Orders aren't paused. Feel free to order things. The revenue side of the business is wide open. Just the phones are paused for a week to allow us some focused time to catch up. And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's Closed Monday // Kit Team Offline This Week

Van's will be closed on Monday for the Presidents Day holiday in the US.

In addition, our Kits Team will not be answering the phones this week, and their email activity will also be limited, to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
You'll need to order it. Here's the link...

You'll need to order it. Here's the link (https://store.vansaircraft.com/sb-00053.html).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
I catch myself almost doing that, a lot. :) No...

I catch myself almost doing that, a lot. :) No problem at all, Jack. We're all human. Sorry the timing was bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep. :) Production of QB kits requires a...

Yep. :)

Production of QB kits requires a significant labor force and significant infrastructure. The companies that do this for us are not owned by Van's. They're partners. The company we work with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Primarily a result of the massive increases in...

Primarily a result of the massive increases in shipping and transportation costs, plus some other increases in various other costs related to the QB process. How those adjust in combination over time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
Careful, people might start asking if they can...

Careful, people might start asking if they can borrow your tools! Heck, there're a lot of RV-12s in the Pacific Northwest. If the borescope can drive a car, it might even find a way to make some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
Accurate, and thanks for explaining. Sidebar: We...

Accurate, and thanks for explaining.

Sidebar: We have amazing engineers working at Van's who spent years and years of time working at Boeing, Cessna, and a bunch of other big-league employers,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes. Within a day or two, at least. We do those...

Yes. Within a day or two, at least. We do those file updates manually right now. Will be automated in the future. The version available via the store is intended to be the latest published version of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Wekeend? What's that?? FYI, FWF kits are not...

Wekeend? What's that??

FYI, FWF kits are not considered one of the core kits (since some people do their own thing entirely). So, they are not included in the price changes this weekend. They are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,936
Posted By greghughespdx
You should assume that, since it's true. :) SBs...

You should assume that, since it's true. :) SBs like this one are based on real-world experience and careful, detailed studies performed by our engineering team, including stress/fatigue modeling and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-12iS avionics kit prices will be reviewed and...

RV-12iS avionics kit prices will be reviewed and likely changed sometime next week. I donít have any information about the actual prices, and I don't expect theyíll be pre-announced.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Appreciate the comment and thought from you and...

Appreciate the comment and thought from you and others. Doing it this way doesn't come without its share of metaphorical face-punches. But I think it's the right way to do it. I'm a builder, too. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
It means exactly the opposite. You submitted your...

It means exactly the opposite. You submitted your order prior to the increase. You get the price on the day you sent it to us based on the email or web form submission date/time. Period. Full stop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
At this point, we’re appreciative that Lycoming...

At this point, we’re appreciative that Lycoming is continuing to work with us to keep the prop/engine bundle offer available. While prices are going up, we are all working to minimize the impact to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Sustained high order volume for many months...

Sustained high order volume for many months (considerably more than a year) to-date. Thatís what creates the need to change production processes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,480
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes you read it right. It doesnít mean we will...

Yes you read it right. It doesnít mean we will have produced the entire backlog for all of the kits, but we will have produced at least one batch of them all. Thatís the plan anyhow. When the YouTube...
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