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Van's RV-7A: Installing LED Landing Lights - The AV8R's
Step by step installation of Heise LEDís in the RV.
Simulated vs Real Engine Failure - Glide Ratio - Trent Palmer
Obviously it may vary depending on type of aircraft, motor, and propeller. A simulated engine out will give a better glide ratio than a real engine out scenario.
RV-10 Extra / Wings - 064 - Flaps day two, Trailing Edges, Drill bits and Washer wrenches - Jason Ellis
In this video, Jason talks about working on his flaps with suggestions for proper drilling of the trailing edge. Check out his Patreon Page!
First Flight RV12 - Ron Gawer
This is Ron's first flight in his RV12, with a very customized E-AB version with a UL350iS engine.
An RV-12 Builder's Tale - Paul Straub
The story of Paul's first year of flying his RV-12, including having the airplane painted and installing a leather interior and other options.
Breakfast With the Metal Mistress - FunPlacesToFly.com
When you get your RV Finished, this place is a definite first stop. Fly along with us to the Taxiway Cafe at Lancaster Airport, in Lancaster, Texas. GREAT FOOD!! Airport Identifier: KLNC.
Professional level. How to vinyl wrap hood bonnet. Red chrome vinyl. - CK Wraps
Demonstration of wrapping the hood of a car. Mentions using magnets (obviously won't work on airplanes), but still great how-to video.
Vans RV12 Vinyl Wrap - Gorilla Mad Film Wraps
A 2-tone vinyl wrap on a polished aluminum body. It features 3M Metallic Black on the body and wings, along with 3M Metallic Gold accent stripes.
Kanardia HORIS EFIS Testing and Review - RV-10 / RV-14 Adventures
Here is a quick video to show off a new back up attitude instrument, which fits perfectly in a 2.25 inch hole.
RV-10 Extra / Wings - 063 - My Report of Airventure and Working on flaps - Jason Ellis
Jason's review of AirVenture and his work on the RV-10 flaps. Check out his Patreon Page!
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