Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Old 02-22-2013, 08:43 PM
Dave Taylor's Avatar
Dave Taylor Dave Taylor is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 177
Default Kids and RVs

Just curious how many folks get their kids involved in the build. Tabetha has been helping me for the past few years. Sure, everything takes longer but she enjoys it so much it is well worth it! Here is Tabetha when I got the tail kit.

Here she is tonight helping out. She is finally strong enough to use the cleco pliers.

Show us your pics of kids helping out with the build.

David Taylor
RV-7 N207DT
Warner Robins, GA

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. "
Elbert Hubbard

Last edited by Dave Taylor : 03-12-2013 at 07:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 10:23 PM
Brantel's Avatar
Brantel Brantel is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Newport, TN
Posts: 7,513

This one is now 8...

The older one is now almost 12 and thinks she is 21...

We did a bunch of flying in the garage!

1st trip to the new hangar...

This is the youngest. She is now 4...

Here we all are about a year ago for reference. They grow up fast!
Brantel (Brian Chesteen),
Check out my RV-10 builder's BLOG
RV-10, #41942, N?????, Project Sold
RV-7/TU, #72823, N159SB
Lyc. O-360 carbed, HARTZELL BA CS Prop, Dual P-MAGs, Dual Garmin G3X Touch
Track N159SB (KK4LIF)
Like EAA Chapter 1494 on Facebook

Last edited by Brantel : 03-06-2013 at 02:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 07:05 AM
pierre smith's Avatar
pierre smith pierre smith is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Louisville, Ga
Posts: 7,911
Default Sweet.

Now THAT is quality time! Airplane building can and should be, family inclusive.

Rv10 Sold
46 years ag pilot/CFI
Air Tractor 502/PT-6
Building RV-12, Wings, fuse, emp complete. FWF in progress.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 07:23 AM
N941WR's Avatar
N941WR N941WR is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 12,887

Here is a picture of my litttle guy helping with the FAB on the new engine.\

And here he is "enjoying" a flight, out cold, or as he said, "Daddy, I wasn't sleeping, I was looking outside."

(Yes, his booster seats fits up front with the stick in place.)
Bill R.
RV-9 (Yes, it's a dragon tail)
O-360 w/ dual P-mags
Build the plane you want, not the plane others want you to build!
SC86 - Easley, SC
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 10:38 AM
aarvig's Avatar
aarvig aarvig is offline
Join Date: May 2008
Location: KANE, Hugo, Minnesota
Posts: 765
Default I love having my kids in the shop...

My son Chase loves to help deburr junk parts...

Here's what happens when dad takes the deburring tool and says it his turn
(I should have ponied up for two of those little yellow tools

My son Levi, who has had the most active role in helping build, is helping me inventory my wing kit.
Aaron Arvig
Empennage Done
Wings-In Progress
N568AK Reserved
SOLD?but I'll be back
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 11:02 AM
UnPossible's Avatar
UnPossible UnPossible is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 564

What a great idea for a thread..... who can resist showing off their kiddos....

Jillian - age 3 helping me with the empennage in 2008

Jillian - age 7 first RV ride

Josh - age 6 helping me proseal in the static ports (was great having a kiddo to climb back there)

Josh - age 9 getting ready for his first RV ride.
Jason Tremble
RV-7A (Flying and Sold)
RV-10 in process (@#$$%# Cabin Top & Doors)
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 11:30 AM
crabandy crabandy is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ks
Posts: 2,309

Just a week or two ago...

My youngest likes climbing aboard
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 08:18 PM
Dbro172's Avatar
Dbro172 Dbro172 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: West Fargo, ND
Posts: 1,076

Little baby Kenna came out to test out the Classic Aero seats last weekend, then she was inspecting my panel labels. Probably gonna need some seat wedges!

Derek Hoeschen
EAA Tech Counselor
RV-9A #92103 - N803DK
G3X, Superior XO-320, Dual Pmags, Catto 3B

1974 Bellanca Super Viking - N16AW - Flying
RV-8 #83565 - N184DK - building
1968 Mooney M20C - N6801N - Sold
1956 C-182 - N744W - Sold
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 09:58 AM
Rhino889's Avatar
Rhino889 Rhino889 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jupiter FL.
Posts: 451

Child labor:

Father and son Flying Video:

VAF DUES 7/13, 12/13, 03/14
Replace paint with performance.

This is my personal account and does not reflect the official communications of We have retained a username for such correspondence. I post about formation, eating, aerobatics and pilot stuff .

Last edited by Rhino889 : 02-24-2013 at 10:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 11:13 AM
Russ McCutcheon's Avatar
Russ McCutcheon Russ McCutcheon is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Posts: 911

Originally Posted by Rhino889 View Post
Father and son Flying Video:

Great video!!!
Russ McCutcheon
@rv4welder on Facebook
We build many of your RV weldments.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:31 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.