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It's time to check our order to make sure that all the parts are there.
Vans Aircraft RV-12iS Unboxing - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Watch as we unbox an RV-12iS from Van's Aircraft. This is an exciting time, to build an actual Airplane!
Sound Proofing a Compressor - Van's Aircraft Builders - VansAircraftBuilders.com
This video shows how we built our own soundproofing box for our shop air compressor. This really makes for happy neighbors, and spouses!
Van's Aircraft RV-12 - Getting ready for the Build - Tool Check - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Pulled out the old Aircraft building tools from the last RV build and doing some house cleaning. From what I hear, I may not need some of these guys for the RV-12 build. Tail-kit ordered and is on it's way
We are up to something... Stay Tuned! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
We'll be announcing our "something new" soon. Be sure and check back!
TOP FUN in an RV-7A from Van's Aircraft! - VansAircraftBuilders.com
A Compilation video of Gene Lee's adventures in his RV-7A! So MUCH Fun!
EAA Chapter 323 Pancake Fly in - Van's RV's and Warbirds - VansAircraftBuilders.com
All sorts of Aircraft, including some Van's RVs, flew into EAA Chapter 323's Fall Fly-in at Sherman Municipal Airport in Sherman, Texas. We enjoyed a great breakfast and got to see some wonderful Aircraft.
Favorite Paint Schemes - Van's RV Aircraft - Volume 3 - Gainesville Flyin - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Tons of Great Looking Van's RVs at the Annual Antique Airplane Association Flyin in Gainesville, TX.
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