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Get the RV Build Fever!
The most fun you can have with your.... (you know the rest). The most fulfilling thing you will ever do, building your own airplane!
Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 5
A big THANKS goes out all the photo contributors who made this video possible!
Jack's Cafe! PLUS 2 Matching Van's RVs!
100 Dollar Hamburger! What better reason to go flying! Today were headed out to Lancaster Regional Airport in Lancaster, Texas. We’ve heard great things about their new cafe and new terminal building. Our plan is do a video tour of the building and then pig out at Jack's Airport Cafe. ALSO: Check out the Matching Van's RV's at the end of the video!
Empennage Fiberglass Fairings
I this video, I'm attaching the Fiberglass Fairings on to the Vertical Stabilizer, Rudder and Stabilator.
RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 4
In this video, I'm finishing up the skins on the RV-12iS Tailcone.
RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 3
In this video, we're continuing work (part 3) on the Tailcone section of the RV-12iS.
RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 2
In this video, I'm continuing work on the Tailcone section of the RV-12iS.
RV-12iS Tailcone Construction Part 1
In this video, we're starting work on the Tailcone section of the RV-12iS.
RV12iS! A Fun & Easy Airplane to Build
Van's aircraft makes it easy to build an airplane. This video is only a sample of the ease of construction. Van's provides a method to hang side panels without having to hold them in place. Cool!
Broomsticks and Blue Stuff
Here's how I remove the blue film from the big sheets of metal. Thanks goes out to Jason Ellis for this great tip: https://youtu.be/2I3NJqnpCjg?t=163 Visit his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vihravendrel Visit his Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/palamedes
Pop Riveting in Tight Places
The majority of riveting on the RV-12iS is done with the LP4-3 Pop Rivet. Most go in very easily, but some require a great trick from Van's, an angled wedge that allows the installation of a Pop Rivet in situations where the pop rivet gun barrel is too large to use perpendicular to a surface.
100 Dollar Hamburgers! Life is Good!
What a great combination, Van's RV Aircraft and Hamburgers! Join us as we Fly Gene's RV-7A from McKinney National Airport to Sulphur Springs Airport, to grab a burger at The Red Barn Cafe!
Propeller Adapter for V8 Auto Engines
Stuart Davis of Auto PSRU demonstrates a real time demonstration of his company's geared drive on an automotive engine, allowing the conversion of auto engines for aircraft use. Visit their website: https://www.autopsrus.com/
Upper & Lower Cable Horns Assembly
In this video I'm am attaching and final drilling the upper and lower stabilator horns to the stabilator spar assembly on my RV-12iS from Van's Aircraft.
Basic Tools to Build a Van's RV
Here are some of the tools and accessories I used to build my RV-9A.

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