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Paint Schemes for Van's RV Aircraft - Part - VansAircraftBuilders.com
A wide variety of Van's RV Aircraft paint schemes from all over. The possibilities are unlimited.
Vans Aircraft RV-14 Taildragger First Flight - vansweb
The RV-14 Taildragger Prototype takes her first flight.
Vans Aircraft - Breakfast at Sebring - Susan Grandone
Little trip across the state in a Van's Aircraft RV-6A.
Van's Aircraft Formation Flight - Thore Thoresen
A 3-ship RV formation flight and some gentle aerobatics on the way home.
Using a Smart Phone to Measure Aircraft Surface Deflection - HomebuiltHELP
A brief demonstration of using a Smart Phone with associated Apps to measure the deflection of an elevator and rudder of a home built aircraft project.
360 Degree View of Formation and Aerobatics Flying - mdbuehler
See this incredible 360 degree video, featuring a Vans RV-9A, along with another Vans RV-7A. Shot near Rainier and St. Helen.
Perfect Landings: The Search Continues in my RV-7A - TheHDPilot.com
The camera angles gave a unique view of what's going on where the rubber meets the runway. Read more here: Perfect Landings: The Search Continues in my RV-7A
RV's over Big Bend - Joe Waltz
What a sight! Several RV flight in West Texas over Big Bend.
Top Gun RV-7A - How some pilots see themselves - FunPlacesToFly.com
What fun, speed and power! The Van's RV is the world's most desired aircraft. Watch as our friend Gene as he feels 'the need, the need for speed'.
Anything but Straight and Level - Van's RV-7A Light Aerobatics - YouTube - FunPlacesToFly.com
Flight over Lake Tawakoni (North East of Dallas Texas) in a Van's Aircraft RV-7A, having fun with GoPro and light Aerobatics.
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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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