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Vanís Aircraft 360 RV Formation Flight - Van's Aircraft
Beautiful new video from Van's Aircraft!
Merging the Fuselages - Jason Ellis
Merging the fuselages - Build for profit? - Need a hangar? Jason's Patreon Campaign: https://www.patreon.com/palamedes
Landing on the Beach of a Secluded Island | Vlog - Aerobatic Aviator
The Aerobatic Aviator took a friend to the beach and landed on it.
EAA Live - Around the Grounds - Homebuilt Exhibitors - AirVenture 2019 - EAA
A walk-about in the Homebuilt exhibitors area.
Homebuilts at Oshkosh - EAA
Check out this unique vantage point of the homebuilts area at #OSH19!
Vanís RV Aircraft - EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 - flyfish
Flyfish visited Van's RV stand at Oshkosh and checked out the RV12 and other kitplanes on display.
How to Build a Vans Aircraft RV-12 Wing - HomebuiltHELP
Watch and learn how the popular Vans RV-12 aircraft kit is built. In this video the Wings and flaperons are constructed from start to finish.
Perfection is the enemy of progress! - Jason Ellis
Jason is continuing work on his fuselage and fuel tanks.
Adjusting a Microstop Countersink - 1donagin
This video is part of a series from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. This is from Project 1, and is part of a much larger video. This one shows how to adjust a microstop countersink to countersink the rivet holes consistently. By the way, the rivet should range from exactly flat on the surface up to 2 thousandths of an inch above the surface (proud). If you can catch your nail on the edge of the rivet, it is too high.
Removing CherryMax Rivets - 1donagin
This video is part of a series from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. This is from Project 1, and is part of a much larger video. This one shows how to properly remove a CherryMax (R) fastener, which is kind of like an aviation grade POP rivet. The biggest difference between these and regular rivet is that you grind through the top to remove the locking collar and then drive the stem out before you drill. After that, removal is simple. Too bad they are expensive, because they hold well.
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