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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By greghughespdx
https://dynonavionics.com/skyview-software-updates...

https://dynonavionics.com/skyview-software-updates.php
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,266
Posted By greghughespdx
Not quite. :) An aircraft flown by a sport...

Not quite. :)

An aircraft flown by a sport pilot doesn't have to be certified as light sport, but it must meet the performance definition of a light-sport aircraft as defined in 14 CFR 1.1...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By greghughespdx
The only items modified in this particular update...

The only items modified in this particular update are the Dynon software and sensor files. The RV-12/12iS specific config files were not updated.

If you load a standard config file from the ZIP...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By greghughespdx
The ZIP files have been updated.

The ZIP files have been updated.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By greghughespdx
SkyView 16.2.4 software and RV-12 settings packages published

We’ve published the SkyView 16.2.4 software (https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/#DynonSkyview) with the RV-12 settings files to the Van’s Aircraft web site downloads page, as well as the README...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-19-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By greghughespdx
I'll be doing the "Van's RV Aircraft Kits"...

I'll be doing the "Van's RV Aircraft Kits" presentation (https://pages.eaa.org/WBN2022-01-27VansRVAircraftKits_LP-Registration.html) on Thursday evening January 27 from 7:00-8:15 pm CST. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,750
Posted By greghughespdx
Our team is working aggressively on it, but as we...

Our team is working aggressively on it, but as we described in the video update the refactoring process is complex with multiple manufacturing vendors being added in addition to the volume....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,750
Posted By greghughespdx
We've decided not to implement the QB surcharge...

We've decided not to implement the QB surcharge that was announced - so "rolled back" is a fairly accurate way to describe it. A couple of people proactively sent their surcharge payments in right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,750
Posted By greghughespdx
We have an employee whose primary role is...

We have an employee whose primary role is oversight of QB products and facilities, whose duties includes regular trips to both locations. In addition, the people running these assembly facilities...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,750
Posted By greghughespdx
We'll have a video dedicated to the materials and...

We'll have a video dedicated to the materials and fatigue testing topic soon, and will discuss this in that context. The short version is, extensive testing was conducted and specific criteria and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,286
Posted By greghughespdx
We appreciate that thought, and it's something...

We appreciate that thought, and it's something we've discussed. At the moment, adding the additional complexity and overhead of rescheduling the delivery priority of existing orders at the scale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,286
Posted By greghughespdx
Rian and I will be recording an update and...

Rian and I will be recording an update and posting in the next day or two. We understand the importance of updating and weíll have it for you. Iíll be sure to link from here as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By greghughespdx
QuickBuild international transportation charges

The following was sent via email to QB customers with kits on order and applies only to kits ordered before the price change on December 15th, 2021.

You may have seen news recently about the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By greghughespdx
Make sure the springs are clean of oil and other...

Make sure the springs are clean of oil and other substances. There's no reason the RTV should not work fine on clean springs. Make sure it's quality RTV and high-temp type.

Heat shrink won't...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-05-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,731
Posted By greghughespdx
Nope. Would not pencil out.

Nope. Would not pencil out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,388
Posted By greghughespdx
Pretty much the best airplane building advice...

Pretty much the best airplane building advice ever!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,388
Posted By greghughespdx
Okay, I found my notes from a couple of years...

Okay, I found my notes from a couple of years ago, so here you go. NOTE: Your mileage may vary, don't blame me when it gets a little/lot goofy, etc. etc.

This is for people with the older/original...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,388
Posted By greghughespdx
Internally it's referred to I think as the "PP...

Internally it's referred to I think as the "PP fuselage." Heck I can't remember and I haven't had time to look at my project (let alone work on it!) for a year or more. Rian did all that fuselage...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,388
Posted By greghughespdx
That's pretty much exactly the vintage of my QB...

That's pretty much exactly the vintage of my QB kit.

If you have not yet installed the top-forward skin (the one the door is cut out of) it might be realistic to tackle this. I will have to look up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,388
Posted By greghughespdx
Pre-punched, not necessarily matched hole. FYI....

Pre-punched, not necessarily matched hole. FYI. Plenty of matched drilling still happens throughout an RV-8 fuse project. :)



+1
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,388
Posted By greghughespdx
They’re not the same. There are two different...

They’re not the same. There are two different upper fuselage shapes in that area of the RV-8 between the two versions of the kit, and specifically the difference is in the contour/shape of the top...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By greghughespdx
SB-00041 released: HIC module electrical connection inspection

Service Bulletin SB-00041 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-00041/) has been released today for the RV-12iS. It covers the inspection and assessment of a wire harness...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes it can.

Yes it can.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,286
Posted By greghughespdx
There have not been a lot of emails, although...

There have not been a lot of emails, although that will be changing. We are sending an update email today with a few items, which includes a link to our web site with the information that was covered...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By greghughespdx
Mike, you're a true kit builder. :)

Mike, you're a true kit builder. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,286
Posted By greghughespdx
Thatís a good question. The SLSA build team...

Thatís a good question. The SLSA build team operates as a fairly separate function and their activities donít really have significant impact as far as the issues we face right now. In fact, the real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,286
Posted By greghughespdx
We don’t actually assemble the quick build kits...

We don’t actually assemble the quick build kits ourselves. We have partner businesses that do this work. If there was a potential partner business in Texas or Florida or elsewhere with a track record...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,286
Posted By greghughespdx
In the works for 2022.

In the works for 2022.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,286
Posted By greghughespdx
Update on Van's Kit Production and Delivery Dec 2021

VAF community,

I wanted to post an update regarding our current manufacturing and operating situation. We all know it's been a rough road lately when it comes to predictable lead times on kits. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,364
Posted By greghughespdx
You don't have a third-party/cheap USB power plug...

You don't have a third-party/cheap USB power plug installed, do you? Asking just because those can cause a lot of noise sometimes. Is the static also present when the airplane is not running?
Forum: RV-15 12-21-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By greghughespdx
A GAU-8 Avenger... Wait. No don't do that.

A GAU-8 Avenger...

Wait. No don't do that.
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By greghughespdx
If you make the purchase on our web store, I will...

If you make the purchase on our web store, I will make sure you have a downloadable copy before Christmas. Send me your web store order number after you place it and I will take care of ya.

greg
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By greghughespdx
When was your emp kit manufactured? If it was...

When was your emp kit manufactured? If it was after that SB the fix is already included. If your kit pre-dates that service bulletin, order the parts and install while assembling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,812
Posted By greghughespdx
Or just come work at full wage. We've been...

Or just come work at full wage. We've been increasing pay for our employees as we go, and all of our employees are fractional owners of the company and share in the success of Van's through our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,812
Posted By greghughespdx
We did some hard negotiating on our bulk aluminum...

We did some hard negotiating on our bulk aluminum this year (and we purchase sheets on a multi-year contract, to answer another person's question). Because Boeing was not manufacturing at their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,812
Posted By greghughespdx
I'd like to clarify the actual, accurate numbers...

I'd like to clarify the actual, accurate numbers here. Prices for standard build kits did not increase by 10%. QB prices did increase by a larger margin. Details are below using the RV-10 as an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By greghughespdx
#swag #morewordstoo

#swag

#morewordstoo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,591
Posted By greghughespdx
Starting in January we will post the monthly...

Starting in January we will post the monthly calendar images. I'll probably work with Doug on that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,614
Posted By greghughespdx
It looks like a couple errors were made on...

It looks like a couple errors were made on calendar shipping for a small number of people. New people sometimes takes a learning moment especially with 5000 calendars heading out the door. Send me an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,614
Posted By greghughespdx
Lead times have been getting longer at this time....

Lead times have been getting longer at this time. The simple math version is this: the number of orders we receive each week is up and has been for some time, which means it takes longer to make the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,614
Posted By greghughespdx
We're working through some very complex supply...

We're working through some very complex supply chain, vendor, and manufacturing logistics issues - and I will be posting a more detailed update shortly. Thanks to everyone - Each day we talk with...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,418
Posted By greghughespdx
That is completely fair, and we are working to do...

That is completely fair, and we are working to do something about it. I'll be posting more details shortly.

greg
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,418
Posted By greghughespdx
To be clear, this particular Scott is not a Van's...

To be clear, this particular Scott is not a Van's Aircraft employee. He is making statements about his understanding/belief as an outsider. He's also pretty close to correct.

RV-15 prototype parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,511
Posted By greghughespdx
If I wasn't working so many hours every single...

If I wasn't working so many hours every single week, my RV would be finished! Cobbler's kids' shoes and whatnot...

Several folks here have built RVs, and a few have built multiple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,511
Posted By greghughespdx
We might have some testing opportunities. I will...

We might have some testing opportunities. I will check on this later today. will require having MSFS 2020 and a computer to run it on, and slots will be limited. Preference for people who are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,381
Posted By greghughespdx
FYI, we have published an update to the Kit...

FYI, we have published an update to the Kit Assembly Instructions (KAI) for the RV-12 and RV-12iS, which includes changes to the install sequence for upper 90-degree fitting on gun-drilled gear...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By greghughespdx
Scott's point about ELSA certification...

Scott's point about ELSA certification requirements is an important one to reiterate. If the seal is not installed, technically the airplane is not completed to the plans specs.

Pilots of RV-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By greghughespdx
Revision to RV-12/12iS sections re 45-degree fittings on gun drilled gear legs

FYI, we have published an update to the Kit Assembly Instructions (KAI) for the RV-12 and RV-12iS, which includes changes to the install sequence for upper 90-degree fitting on gun-drilled gear legs....
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By greghughespdx
You can do all the maintenance you want,...

You can do all the maintenance you want, regardless of two weeks, or showing FAA anything.

The FAA repairman's certificate allows you to sign off the annual condition inspection, and there's no way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By greghughespdx
Just email kits@vansaircraft.com (or call) and...

Just email kits@vansaircraft.com (or call) and let them know you'd like to set your delivery up as a will-call pick-up. They'll be able to answer questions and note your order for when the time...
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-30-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By greghughespdx
FLORIDA SALES TAX BEGINNING DECEMBER 1ST

The State of Florida has advised us that we will be required to withhold/collect sales tax on orders beginning December 1, 2021. We received late notice of this but wanted to pass it along as soon as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
That wasn't a new web store purchase. I'll reach...

That wasn't a new web store purchase. I'll reach out to you Marc. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By greghughespdx
Same physical size? Yes, but with four additional...

Same physical size? Yes, but with four additional pages inside so one sheet paper.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By greghughespdx
Ya can't win if ya don't play! :) Looks like...

Ya can't win if ya don't play! :)

Looks like calendars are on track to arrive here right about the beginning of December. Get your orders in now!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
Also not integrated with the new store at this...

Also not integrated with the new store at this time. Possibly in the future, but TBD.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,541
Posted By greghughespdx
Well, I've flown the **** outa both models, and I...

Well, I've flown the **** outa both models, and I can tell you they each have their own clear benefits. Both are great airplanes.

The 7/7A costs less and take longer to build. The 7/7A kit is less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
This should be fixed now.

This should be fixed now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
That's on the list of possible future...

That's on the list of possible future enhancements, but it's actually not as simple as I would like. That said, if you buy a USB drive for the -7A on the store, and in the notes field for the order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
We don't have a specific plan for the RV kit...

We don't have a specific plan for the RV kit military discount reviews being done via the store. We will put it on our "think about it" list though! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
There should not be any models omitted, we will...

There should not be any models omitted, we will take a look.

EDIT: After speaking with Bill I better understood what he was reporting. There are still a number of items on the store that have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
Only those orders made on the new platform will...

Only those orders made on the new platform will be displayed. We looked at displaying historical orders from the old platform but the cost to implement was just too high.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
Secure Payment Card Data

Along the way we had a couple of people ask us just how secure the new web store is when it comes to storing credit/debit card information, so I wanted to share some details on that topic here.

When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
We will look into this in the morning - thanks...

We will look into this in the morning - thanks for the heads-up!

greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,150
Posted By greghughespdx
I wanted to recognize and thank a few key people...

I wanted to recognize and thank a few key people here at Van’s for their extra-dedicated attention to this huge project. I hope it's okay to do this in the public forum. These folks are not often...
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