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CREW RV8 - Aerobatic display @ Festivolare Airshow 2017 - Luca Perazzolli
This is the first public appearance video of this formation flight team. Two incredible Van's RV-8. The best dream, build, test, fly toys.
EAA: The Spirit of Aviation - EAA
Your love for flying is personal. Itís also universal. Enthusiasts around the world share the same burning passion for aviation, a collective obsession thatís at the beating heart of EAA. Your search for a like-minded, curious community of flyers of over. Together we fly. Welcome home. www.eaa.org
Eagles Nest Projects student built RV12 experimental aircraft - Light Sport and Ultralight Flyer
At high school campuses across the nation, Eagle's Nest Projects are providing students a unique, inspiring, and empowering STEM education experience; the beginning-to-end construction of a modern FAA certified Light Sport aircraft (Van's Aircraft RV-12) with full glass instrumentation, 2-axis auto-pilot, and all the latest safety features.
A Must Have Tool for every Aircraft Builder - HomebuiltHELP
The digital caliper is not only now inexpensive but also an extremely useful tool for experimental aircraft builders. This video demonstrates how to use the caliper for measuring materials and hardware used while building an aircraft. A quick review of basic features and where to buy is also shown. Stainless Steel Electronic Digital Caliper:
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Weight and Balance Calculation - FunPlacesToFly.com
Tom Ferraro, A&P/IA, performs a Weight and Balance on our 1969 Cessna 172K. Watch and listen as he goes into complete detail on the process.
Make Painting your Homebuilt Aircraft Easier with a Rotating Fuselage - HomebuiltHELP
Preparing the surface, priming and painting a fuselage involves being able to reach all surfaces comfortably. This usually means laying on your back, hanging over a ladder and other challenging positions. This video shows how one builder chose to create a simple method for allowing the fuselage to be easily rotated in any direction. This allows all prep and painting work to be performed comfortably as the fuselage was moved to a position ideally suited for the task at hand. Watch how this rotating jig was constructed and how it helped to make the painting easy!
Tango Flight going to Aero Acres - Ted Chang
Video by Li-Fen Chang. Tango Flight of five: RV9A - Ted C/L.F. C., RV7A - Dan G., RV7A - Dick A., C180 - Larry T., RV8A - Craig C/Bea W.
RV's Flight to WFA - Schenectady - Brent Connelly
Flight of two RV aircraft (RV-8 and RV-7a) flew to Schenectady, NY to visit the Empire State Aerosciences Museum and listen to a talk by Larry Lewis about his book Sadie Boys.
RV Formation flight over San Juan - Shawn Li
Beautiful sunset flight with 2 RVs and a Cessna.
Pat Longs Hatz Classic - Experimental Aircraft - FunPlacesToFly.com
See Pats beautiful Hatz Classic Experimental Aircraft, built right in his garage. This video shows the aircraft stages as he got it ready for the first flight. A real treat!
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