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Morning Motivation - Flying into the LAA Rally in a Van's RV-6 - SteerWithMyRear
Some footage from a first flight into the LAA Rally at Sywell Aerodrome in the RV-6.
RV-10 Wings - 067 - Right Flap, Time, Accidents, Trailing Edges - Jason Ellis
Jason working on the wings!
Density Altitude - the Triple H Effect - Air Safety Institute
What causes density altitude and how does it affect my airplane? Find the answer to these questions and learn a quick and easy step to ensuring maximum aircraft performance when density altitude is a factor in your area.
Flying - THIS is what its all about... - Trent Palmer
Trent tells it like it is. Why we fly!
Rod End Bearings in your Experimental aircraft - HomebuiltHELP
This short video demonstrates some of the important details about properly installing these components to keep them safe and reliable in your aircraft.
HOW IT WORKS: Aircraft Flush Riveting - DOCUMENTARY TUBE
Construction of aluminum air-frames process is explained by smoothing the wing surface to reduce aerodynamic drag, increasing performance and efficiency in flight.
Low level Aerobatics in a Van's RV-6 - Barden Aviation
RV-6 aerobatic routine at the 2018 Red Steward Airfield Airshow.
Van's RV Aircraft Kit Plane Compilation - TheHDAviation
A video featuring Van's RV series of home-built planes. In this video you can see seven unique aircraft, ranging from the RV-4 to the RV-7A.
My Dream Came True! - Vans Aircraft Visit - the_candourist
A visit the Vans Aircraft Factory in Oregon and a flight in the new RV12iST.
RV-10 Wings - Flaps day 3! ... subassemblies, poprivets, and final assembly. - Jason Ellis
Jason is working on his flaps. Great video!
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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