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RV Aircraft Info/Facts/History:
Webinar - The History and Restoration of the Original: RV-1 - EAA Webinar - The History and Restoration of the Original: RV-1 - EAA
The history and restoration of the original RV-1 with a very special guest, Dick VanGrunsven. The RV-1 is owned by Friends of the RV-1, currently undergoing a full restoration for a 2012 flying tour before being presented to the EAA Museum at AV 2012. See more videos at EAA Hints for Homebuilders

Van's Aircraft Original RV-1 - Youtube - AVweb Van's Aircraft Original RV-1 - Youtube - AVweb
Dick VanGrunsven is responsible for the most populous homebuilt airplane of all, the RV-3. Five years ago, Van's Aircraft enthusiast Paul Dye found the RV-3's forerunner a heavily modified Stits Playboy that became VanGrunsven's prototype and embarked on a restoration project. The rejuvenated "RV-1" is currently on tour with Dye and will find a permanent home at the EAA Museum in Oshkosh at this summer's AirVenture fly-in. We spoke with Dye and got a close look at RV-1 at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida.

Vans Aircraft 2012 Homecoming Aurora Oregon  - Youtube - George Ford Vans Aircraft 2012 Homecoming Aurora Oregon - Youtube - George Ford
Hear from Scott Risan and Dick ( Van ) VanGrunsven's message from this year's Vans Aircraft 2012 homecoming. Thanks to everyone who flew in and were there to share stores and have dinner. Especially all of the Canadian's! Some came over 2000 miles!

Aero-TV: Vans Aircraft Factory - Where the RV SportPlanes Begin   - Youtube - aerotvnetwork Aero-TV: Vans Aircraft Factory - Where the RV SportPlanes Begin - Youtube - aerotvnetwork
Join ANN on a Tour of the Vans Aircraft Facility in Aurora, Oregon. The 60,000 square foot Vans Aircraft facility, located in Aurora Oregon, is a far cry from the companys beginnings. Over 30 years ago, in a small shop behind his house in Reedville, Oregon, Richard VanGrunsven pursued his love of aviation. While not working as a mechanical engineer, he spent his hours designing and building his first plane, a re-engineered Playboy airframe. Renamed the RV-1, the aircraft had a 125 hp Lycoming engine, bubble canopy, Hoerner style wingtips, and a set of cantilever aluminum wings.

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