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Vanís delivered our first finished-at-the-factory SLSA RV-12iS airplane on October 25th, 2018! Congrats to Bill and Ellen Burnett on their new airplane, the fourth RV-12iS to take to the skies. You can own and fly this great airplane, too!
Make your Homebuilt Look like a Million $ with Vinyl Graphics - HomebuiltHELP
Whether you paint your Experimental aircraft or not, it is easy and affordable to create a one of a kind look using vinyl graphics. This video Tip will show how to get started using vinyl for lettering, decals and even color images that can be designed and applied yourself. You can even skip painting altogether. Watch and start thinking about what you can create for your homebuilt aircraft to make it special.
Inspection Day: What to Expect when Using a DAR (homebuilt aircraft) - HomebuiltHELP
Before flying a newly built experimental homebuilt aircraft, the builder must have his aircraft inspected by either the FAA or a DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative ). Many times the FAA is too busy or unavailable to perform these inspections, so we must turn to a DAR to perform the service. In this video we interview a DAR who explains how a DAR functions in this process and what to expect during the inspection. Learn how to get started with your aircraft inspection and certification using a DAR.
Redline Airshows RV8's - Oshkosh 2018 - Horsemoney
Redline Airshows - An exciting formation aerobatic flight team that thrills crowds with a display of skill, nerve, and showmanship.
Airport Visit with a GoPro Hero 7. Stabilization TEST on a Selfie Stick! - FunPlacesToFly.com
We tested our New GoPro Hero 7's built in stabilization feature, while walking around the airport with the camera on a selfie stick. We put the GoPro through a rough test, not being careful to hold the camera in any kind of steady position. The video turned out pretty good. Goodbye powered gimbal!
Garmin Presents: Passion For Flight - Hunter's RV - Garmin Aviation
At Garmin, some of their TeamX experimental engineers double as pilots and homebuilders, too. Learn how Hunter from our aviation engineering team achieved his dream of building a Van's Aircraft RV-7, and how that experience helps him as an avionics engineer.
The Unbearable Brightness of Aviation LEDs - AVweb
LED technology has become standard on new airplanes, yet it's anything but on the legacy general aviation fleet. The aftermarket is flush with LED landing and taxi light choices and in this AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli reveals that these lamps are brighter and more capable than ever.
ForeFlight Feature Focus: Airport 3D View - ForeFlight
Airport 3D View is an interactive preview that combines terrain and aerial imagery to help you get familiar with new airports anywhere in the world. Whether you're preparing for a challenging approach or daydreaming about new places to fly, 3D View provides new and unique vantage points that prepare you for the real thing.
Van's RV-8 - Military Style! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
This is Jason "Bacon" Seavolt's Van's RV-8. An incredibly beautiful experimental aircraft, loaded with all the goodies. A must see!
Riveting Example, Hat Stiffeners, Grinding Wheels - Jason Ellis
Jason demonstrates his technique when riveting.
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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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