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Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 3 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
A big THANKS goes out all the photo contributors who made this video possible! Upload your full size RV related photo for the next Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! https://vansaircraftbuilders.com/video-photo.aspx
Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 2 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
A big THANKS goes out all the photo contributors who made this video possible! Sorry, some photos were not chosen because of the size being too small for creating video.
Van's RV Aircraft Slideshow! Part 1 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
A big THANKS goes out all the photo contributors who made this video possible! Sorry, some photos were not chosen because of the size being too small for creating video.
Van's Aircraft Blue Protective Film Removal - Hair Dryer Experiment - VansAircraftBuilders.com
No. We're not recommending the use of a hair dryer on your RV Project. Someone mentioned this idea to us and we wanted to see if a Hair Dryer would make it easier to remove the blue protective film that comes with all Van's Aircraft RV. See what you think.
Time-lapse! Van's Aircraft RV-12iS Tailkit Unboxing - VansAircraftBuilders.com
This is a fun little time-lapse video of the unboxing of our Van's RV-12iS Experimental Aircraft.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS Rudder Final Assembly -Part 3 - VansAircraftBuilders.com
In this video, we're finishing the Rudder for our RV-12iS.
Hands Free GoPro Filming for RV Aircraft Projects - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Sometimes It's difficult to video your RV Aircraft Project when both hands are busy. This setup allows you to do video documentation while you work.
RV-12iS - Rudder Spar Assembly - Plus Video Documentation Tip - VansAircraftBuilders.com
In this video, we're assembling the Rudder Spar and doing a test fit. Also, we show how we video our work, plus the equipment used.
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