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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,749
Posted By greghughespdx
Our new tube bender is a CNC bending machine that...

Our new tube bender is a CNC bending machine that allows us to make more complex bends in-house (including some we have either had to outsource before) as well as bring bend quality up a level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,749
Posted By greghughespdx
Good memory. :)

Good memory. :)
Forum: Oregon 04-10-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By greghughespdx
Just let us know what you need, Matt. We can...

Just let us know what you need, Matt. We can likely help.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By greghughespdx
KAI Section 35 update

For builders who received a paper or electronic copy of RV-10 Section 35 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/35_10/) between February and April 2021, it's quite possible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,213
Posted By greghughespdx
Technically, calling Experimental Light Sport...

Technically, calling Experimental Light Sport 49DD on the first call to the tower, and then just Light Sport 49DD after that (unless they shorten it for you, them go with what they say!) tell the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,144
Posted By greghughespdx
Louvers would allow a little more hot air to...

Louvers would allow a little more hot air to escape (like with the 12iS cowling). But it would not meaningfully impact the fact that winter blend fuel will boil/vaporize at a lower temperature (often...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,144
Posted By greghughespdx
What you’ve described regarding running winter...

What you’ve described regarding running winter blend fuel and heat soaking on the ground is quite possibly the cause of your problem. Did you shut down and restart at all during these ground ops?...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By greghughespdx
Hillsboro, OR (Stark’s Twin Oaks 7S3) and The...

Hillsboro, OR (Stark’s Twin Oaks 7S3) and The Flying School at Loveland, CO for sure have aircraft flying right now. As others have mentioned, there are a couple more coming online soon with RV-12iS...
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,126
Posted By greghughespdx
For people reviewing this older thread, note that...

For people reviewing this older thread, note that we published an updated Section 18 for the RV-14 KAI.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/18-2/

The bending...
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,854
Posted By greghughespdx
We have published an updated Section 18 for the...

We have published an updated Section 18 for the RV-14 KAI.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/18-2/

The bending instructions and template for the IE-F385B Fuel Level...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By greghughespdx
We’ve seen this thread and noted it, so that will...

We’ve seen this thread and noted it, so that will suffice!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,698
Posted By greghughespdx
So... We've answered this one before on the...

So... We've answered this one before on the forums, at OSH, etc. :)

Yes.

When? When it's ready. These things take time. More time than almost anyone realizes, really.



You, sir, are quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By greghughespdx
That's because of the winds. Blowing freely on...

That's because of the winds. Blowing freely on the plane?

Sorry. I couldn't help myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By greghughespdx
All of the lead times we list on our website...

All of the lead times we list on our website apply specifically to new orders.

We are assessing all orders so that we can identify for each existing order what, if any, adjustments will need to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By greghughespdx
The primer application was thin or partial in...

The primer application was thin or partial in terms of coverage, and primer is applied prior to the assembly of the parts. We cannot see in-between parts to confirm the condition of the non-visible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By greghughespdx
I understand the desire to understand more and to...

I understand the desire to understand more and to try to figure everything out. And believe me, we wish it was as simple as "X number of kits at a rate of Y churned out per month" or something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By greghughespdx
I'm guessing head clearance in a -12iS is going...

I'm guessing head clearance in a -12iS is going to be tight for you, but as you mention the best thing to do is to try one on for size and find out. Just need to find one somewhere not too far from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By greghughespdx
Updated informtion

We've posted an update concerning our QB kit primer investigation and the resulting actions we are taking. That update can be found here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,678
Posted By greghughespdx
Checking into this folks, and will advise. Feel...

Checking into this folks, and will advise. Feel free to have anyone with questions regarding this for their project reach directly out to me - greg@vansaircraft.com

Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,793
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's will be replacing lower segment of the #1 exhaust tube assembly

For those who have received the RV-12iS #1 tube parts either (specifically, the assembly with 3 sections that make up the #1 tube), we will be instructing customers to remove and destroy the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,914
Posted By greghughespdx
Quick Build Kits - Review Announcement

Van's staff has been working the past couple of weeks to review a few reports of surface corrosion being seen on quick build kits received by customers in the second half of 2020. We will be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,718
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's cannot (won't) support an upgrade until...

Van's cannot (won't) support an upgrade until after we test it. We were not aware of the release until you were for this version, and we are currently testing the software. It will take a couple of...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-10 Service Letter SL-00003: Optional Fuel Tank Attach Angle Removal

Van's Aircraft has published SL-00003 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00003/), which approves the optional removal of the F-1054 Tank Attach Angles from existing...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By greghughespdx
Updated RV-10 Service Letter SL-00033 Rev 1

Van's recent SL-00033 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00033/) service letter, which specified an inspection of RV-10 main landing gear socket weldments and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,924
Posted By greghughespdx
The Garmin radio works well with both Garmin and...

The Garmin radio works well with both Garmin and Dynon EFIS systems as integrated. The GTR includes a built-in intercom and now Bluetooth, where the Dynon COM doesn’t.

And at least as important as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By greghughespdx
The Van's RV-12iS Powerplant Kit includes the...

The Van's RV-12iS Powerplant Kit includes the Rotax 912iS Sport engine plus all of the needed accessories including hoses, oil cooler, radiator, exhaust system, wiring harness, engine mount, all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By greghughespdx
That, my friend, is putting it kindly. :) There...

That, my friend, is putting it kindly. :) There is hope. Our search and browsing of inventory will be greatly improved and expanded on our new store. And the d of that project is in sight.



One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By greghughespdx
If you’d like to help with our private beta test...

If you’d like to help with our private beta test of our new web store, once we are ready, send me an email at greg@vansaircraft.com with your name, kit/aircraft serial number and your phone number,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,898
Posted By greghughespdx
Yes, please do call if you have a crack and need...

Yes, please do call if you have a crack and need a replacement. Our team is doing the best they can to prioritize based on that. I spoke with them yesterday about the couple folks who have posted...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,979
Posted By greghughespdx
We notified customers who have received...

We notified customers who have received problematic parts last night and will be addressing the issues as soon as possible, of course. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,410
Posted By greghughespdx
There's a small community of flight sim modelers...

There's a small community of flight sim modelers out there that have worked/are working on RV models. No specific information to share, but it is "a thing" and we hope you'll see an RV or two in MSFS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,979
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi folks. We are aware of this, looking into it...

Hi folks. We are aware of this, looking into it further, and will be communication with you soon. Sorry for the wait.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,700
Posted By greghughespdx
Spanish speakers will think you're yelling GO.

Spanish speakers will think you're yelling GO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,700
Posted By greghughespdx
Anyone interested in putting the logo on their...

Anyone interested in putting the logo on their airplane or similar can reach out to us at media@vansaircraft.com and we (either Kelsey or myself) will work with ya to arrange. We do govern how the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,228
Posted By greghughespdx
"Unable" is the correct word to use first I...

"Unable" is the correct word to use first I think, in this situation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,595
Posted By greghughespdx
Wow... Anyhow. Tow bar? Tug?...

Wow...

Anyhow. Tow bar? Tug?

http://besttugs.com certainly do the trick.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,010
Posted By greghughespdx
Hah sorry. Our web hosting provider had a...

Hah sorry. Our web hosting provider had a significant problem yesterday evening that resulted in a pretty messed up situation for us, including (gonna get nerdy here, sorry) changing our DNS records...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By greghughespdx
DNS issue this evening at the web hosting...

DNS issue this evening at the web hosting company. Working on it. :)
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,711
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep. N24RV isn't currently actively flying, but...

Yep. N24RV isn't currently actively flying, but it's still around.
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,711
Posted By greghughespdx
Be patient... :)

Be patient... :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,898
Posted By greghughespdx
Sorry that we missed replying on that here (I...

Sorry that we missed replying on that here (I thought I had, actually). Yep, the wall thickness was substantially increased on the new part. Externally there is no real identifiable difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By greghughespdx
Both are great side by side airplanes. The -14A...

Both are great side by side airplanes. The -14A is *considerably* quicker to build than a 7A, frankly. This is accomplished through a variety of features of the kit that each remove time from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By greghughespdx
The exhaust tubes part number (SB-00013) will be...

The exhaust tubes part number (SB-00013) will be searchable on the web store shortly - we are just waiting for the "push" to happen. Price is $325 for the set of two tubes (not that this is the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By greghughespdx
SB-00013: Inspection of RV-12iS Exhaust Tubes

Van's has published SB-00013, which describes the steps to inspect the #1 and #2 exhaust tubes on RV-12iS aircraft for potential cracking. Procedures for continued inspection and replacement of parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,323
Posted By greghughespdx
We have published SL-00021...

We have published SL-00021 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00021/), which specifies and allows (for SLSA purposes) the installation of the new EX-00044 exhaust...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,512
Posted By greghughespdx
OP-62 Published for IO-390-EXP119 engine installation

We've published OP-62, which includes those construction steps that are specific to the IO-390-EXP119 installation for an RV-14/14A. This document, in direct combination with the applicable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,615
Posted By greghughespdx
Nope, not a single change to the plans with the...

Nope, not a single change to the plans with the hole size change.

And thanks. We're trying. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 62,754
Posted By greghughespdx
Arrow Folks, Obviously, everyone here is aware of the...

Folks,

Obviously, everyone here is aware of the update Rotax SB, but from a compliance perspective, we are required to publish one as well, which we have in the form of Rev 1 of the previously...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,564
Posted By greghughespdx
SL-00033 for RV-10: Request field inspection of main gear weldments and floor panels

Van's has published a Service Letter for the RV-10, SL-00033 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00033/), which asks owners at their convenience to inspect and submit...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,983
Posted By greghughespdx
This is an outdated forum thread and deskinning...

This is an outdated forum thread and deskinning is not recommended. The number of affected RV-8 fuselages is small, and it's important to review the applicable documents to determine if yours is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By greghughespdx
Do you have a CO detector in your cockpit? I sure...

Do you have a CO detector in your cockpit? I sure hope so, and I would not fly it until you really know what's up.

Have you pulled the cowl and done a finely-detailed inspection forward of the...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,260
Posted By greghughespdx
And, while that might seem a little strange at...

And, while that might seem a little strange at first, note that the reason for this is that we typically price identified safety/service bulletin items at essentially our production cost, with maybe...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-04-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,893
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's RV Fuel Tank Construction Tips - Mothership Video

We've published a new YouTube video - Van's RV Fuel Tank Construction Tips (https://youtu.be/gTl827JWz68). It includes information and tips that can't really be covered in the plans but which we can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,898
Posted By greghughespdx
Folks, FYI we published a minor revision to the...

Folks,

FYI we published a minor revision to the SB-00023 document today in which we specifically call out the need to support the tail when lifting on the engine (tail stand or padded sawhorse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,615
Posted By greghughespdx
Sorry, but you'd lose that bet. :) The plans did...

Sorry, but you'd lose that bet. :) The plans did not change when we started final sized holes. At all.

We do plan to rearrange a few things in the RV-10 USB/digital plans to make them a little...
Forum: Reviews 11-30-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By greghughespdx
The openings on all three of the vents that Van's...

The openings on all three of the vents that Van's sells (the ones shown in the video I linked above) are 1 5/8" in diameter.

As of the time of this post, the aluminum models (SV-6 CLEAR and BLACK)...
Forum: Reviews 11-30-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By greghughespdx
Quick and dirty video showing the air vent...

Quick and dirty video showing the air vent "eyeball" valve options available from Van's. Two aluminum, and one plastic. All work great.

https://youtu.be/LgK6vapI5YQ
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,008
Posted By greghughespdx
The RV-12 was designed to meet the trailering max...

The RV-12 was designed to meet the trailering max width requirements in the USA. Note that adding the optional stabilator fairings technically makes it just a tad bit wide relative to that limit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-8/8A quick build Service Bulletin issued

Van's has discovered and been made aware of a small number of RV-8/8A quick build fuselage kits that were provided to customers with incorrect fasteners installed. Specifically, in these cases the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,983
Posted By greghughespdx
We will be publishing a service bulletin...

We will be publishing a service bulletin (SB-00031) today at around Noon Pacific time covering the inspection and (when needed) removal of rivets and replacement with AN hardware. Thanks to those who...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,898
Posted By greghughespdx
Around 900 hours on one of the aircraft. I will...

Around 900 hours on one of the aircraft. I will have to see whether or not I can find out how many hours on the other one.

Owner's choice on proactive replacement. It's an easy changeout. I would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,898
Posted By greghughespdx
SB-00023 published: RV-12/12iS Engine Mount Standoff Inspection/Replacement

Van's has published Service Bulletin SB-00023, which guides affected RV-12/12iS aircraft owners (as listed in the doc) to inspect the engine mount standoff weldment on affected aircraft for cracks....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By greghughespdx
SL-00022: RV-12iS Flaperon Torque Tube Spacer

Van's has published Service Letter SL-00022, which guides affected aircraft owners (as described in the service letter document) to install a special spacer if their flaperon torque tubes are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,918
Posted By greghughespdx
New (but familiar) face at Van's

Kelsey Hickman has recently joined the Van's team, and we thought it might be good to put a face to the name for everyone. She's working on our Marketing/media team (actually, technically the fact...
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