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Forum: RV-14 Today, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By greghughespdx
The adhesive is to bond the lights into the...

The adhesive is to bond the lights into the wingtips, nothing to do with attaching the wingtips to the wings themselves.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By greghughespdx
UPDATE

Update - We are going to try to get the RV-15 to the STOL event on Sunday at Independence.

Its presence will be equipment- and weather/winds-dependent (since we have both ongoing engineering work...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's Offices Closed 12:30-1:00 Pacific for Meeting

Our offices will be closed today (Wednesday August 10th) from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Pacific time for a company meeting. The office doors will be locked and the phones will not be answered during that...
Forum: RV-15 08-08-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
To be clear, Van's has not said or announced...

To be clear, Van's has not said or announced anything about a 4-place airplane (other than the RV-10 of course). Lots of guesses and wishes floating around out there about what we might make in the...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By greghughespdx
These wingtip/lighting kits will be available in...

These wingtip/lighting kits will be available in either carbon fiber or fiberglass and will include the AeroLEDs lighting as well as the composite tips. The lights are installed into the wingtips by...
Forum: RV-15 08-01-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
And/or we offer some options. :)

And/or we offer some options. :)
Forum: RV-15 08-01-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Thatís the plan.

Thatís the plan.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Ummm…. Do you have info on this? Because I don’t...

Ummm…. Do you have info on this? Because I don’t think this is accurate at all.[/QUOTE]

Definitely not accurate. Not even true.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Nope. The 170 weight and the target weight for...

Nope. The 170 weight and the target weight for the kit RV-15 are essentially the same. We just want to do more.
Forum: RV-15 07-30-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Utiliity category: +4.4, -2.2

Utiliity category: +4.4, -2.2
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
35.5 ft span with the wingtips on the prototype.

35.5 ft span with the wingtips on the prototype.
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Itís a temporary engineering test...

Itís a temporary engineering test configuration/tool being used to add some pitch control force feedback via the stick. The next version of the stabilator will take into account what the engineering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By greghughespdx
Itís at 0830. Which schedule are you seeing this...

Itís at 0830. Which schedule are you seeing this on? Printed or online/app?

The online schedule from eaa says 0830.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,129
Posted By greghughespdx
https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/20...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/weights.pdf
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
That sums up our approach and puts a bow on it.

That sums up our approach and puts a bow on it.
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
No paint on the test prototype. Other than some...

No paint on the test prototype. Other than some grey on the cowl etc for protection that is.

We'll make the call about whether it goes to OSH or not sometime in the next several days. If it's ready...
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Thre you go, referring to yourself in the third...

Thre you go, referring to yourself in the third person again... :D
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
That may have been me. Not certain....

That may have been me. Not certain. :rolleyes:



It's an engineering test prototype airplane. Cargo doors, etc. can come about a bit later.

The fuel is in the location where the right seat would...
Forum: RV-15 07-10-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,027
Posted By greghughespdx
Hah. HahahahaÖ HAHAHAHHAAHHAAHhahahAhahah....

Hah. HahahahaÖ HAHAHAHHAAHHAAHhahahAhahah. :eek:

I can at least dream about finishing it. Some day. :)
Forum: Midwest 07-05-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,745
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's Aircraft "Factory" Forums/Events...

Van's Aircraft "Factory" Forums/Events Schedule:

Monday

All Day: Come see the RVs on AeroShell Square, where we will have customer RVs on display to kick off the celebration of the 50th...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,021
Posted By greghughespdx
We are working hard on finish kits. They are the...

We are working hard on finish kits. They are the most complex in terms of a) parts made from materials which are currently supply chain limited or unavailable, b) parts we purchase from third...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,798
Posted By greghughespdx
Well, technically that's between about 3ish and 4...

Well, technically that's between about 3ish and 4 months from right now. Current lead times for the kit are published as ~4 months. We have a very large batch of kits being produced.
Forum: RV-15 06-18-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,651
Posted By greghughespdx
They’re pretty capable. And not quite that...

They’re pretty capable. And not quite that high-maintenance hah. :) we all feel super grateful and privileged to be part of what we get to do. We can handle a few extra syllables. :)
Forum: RV-15 06-18-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,651
Posted By greghughespdx
Or... 4 - just because 15 - because 15 XV - also...

Or...

4 - just because
15 - because 15
XV - also because 15. ;)

?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,395
Posted By greghughespdx
All Lycoming Engine crates for engines ordered...

All Lycoming Engine crates for engines ordered through Van's are currently 44Ē x 42Ē x 34Ē

Crate weights:
320s and parallel valve 360s are ~375lbs
Angle valve 360s and 390s are ~450lbs
IO-540s are...
Forum: RV-15 06-14-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,651
Posted By greghughespdx
This is essentially the same info AOPA posted...

This is essentially the same info AOPA posted online a month or so ago. As weíve said publicly for quite some time, our goal is to be able to talk more about the RV-15 protype aircraft at AirVenture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,220
Posted By greghughespdx
Flaps down when parked is so people won't think...

Flaps down when parked is so people won't think the flaps can be stepped on while getting in or out, like you can on a Cherokee or similar airplane where they are "steppable." Many a time damage to...
Forum: RV-15 05-25-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,651
Posted By greghughespdx
Fun story. Not actually true. People are already...

Fun story. Not actually true. People are already pretty well practiced at keeping quiet about the 15. :)

Weíre holding a thank you event for our employees who have been working like crazy, and...
Forum: RV-15 05-21-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,014
Posted By greghughespdx
Patent pending. ;)

Patent pending. ;)
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By greghughespdx
Ah, gotcha. Will check and send you an email.

Ah, gotcha. Will check and send you an email.
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By greghughespdx
We can check when the office is open but there is...

We can check when the office is open but there is a quick way for you to check. Take a look at the part label and/or your packing list/inventory sheet. The new part number is SPRING-00001-1, while...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By greghughespdx
Maybe we need to offer a ballcap subscription...

Maybe we need to offer a ballcap subscription option. ;)
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-14 canopy gas strut part change

We recently made a change to the gas strut used in the RV-14/14A kit to a higher force version. These struts hold the tip-up canopy open when the strut is extended. In high-wind conditions, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By greghughespdx
Garmin G3X electronic checklist file for RV-12iS Updated

We recently updated the RV-12iS G3X electronic checklist file on the Van's Aircraft downloads page (https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/) to v2. Here's what changed in this version:


Added...
Forum: RV-15 05-02-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,651
Posted By greghughespdx
We've stated publicly (including way back at...

We've stated publicly (including way back at OSH21) that our target is to make OSH22 with a prototype airplane. That remains our goal. But to be clear: Nothing's ever guaranteed until it's actually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,129
Posted By greghughespdx
Here's a link to that post >...

Here's a link to that post > https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1605398#post1605398

Also, to answer some questions earlier in the thread, the crating date range is the estimated...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,798
Posted By greghughespdx
We sent an email this evening to customers with...

We sent an email this evening to customers with certain RV-8, RV-10, RV-12 and RV-14 kits on order letting them know about the 4-week-or-so delay to the delivery of their kits, as a result of the...
Forum: RV-15 04-27-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,235
Posted By greghughespdx
Hold my beer.

Hold my beer.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,798
Posted By greghughespdx
We're truly sorry for the delays. Please know...

We're truly sorry for the delays. Please know that the root cause of this particular delay was outside of our direct control and that we're working to get your kit completed and to you as soon as we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By greghughespdx
Send me a PM with your order number and I can...

Send me a PM with your order number and I can check on it. Did you indicate youíre grounded on your order? Assuming you logged into an account on the store you can log in and see your orders. If you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,171
Posted By greghughespdx
In a new SIM model, it's not unusual for...

In a new SIM model, it's not unusual for inconsistencies like speed/power mismatches that need to be adjusted. Be sure to provide all feedback to the developer - they are quite responsive and very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,523
Posted By greghughespdx
We also didn't say/haven't said that, hah. We...

We also didn't say/haven't said that, hah.

We have said high wing, all metal, tail dragger.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,319
Posted By greghughespdx
Typically, yes. Although the crating windows that...

Typically, yes. Although the crating windows that are communicated are typically shorter than 4-6 weeks on our new batches. Shipping happens asap following crating. With the current volume of crates,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,523
Posted By greghughespdx
We definitely didnít say anything about number of...

We definitely didnít say anything about number of seats. Thatís for sure. We did say itíll be a taildragger first.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,319
Posted By greghughespdx
In the first half of this week, many customers...

In the first half of this week, many customers who are waiting for their tail/emplennage kits will be receiving emails asking for the final balance due payment on their kits, because we are gearing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 23,129
Posted By greghughespdx
They are different and quite a few third party...

They are different and quite a few third party items that can mean layered delays. Things are improving but not perfect yet. Iíll be checking on your order.

For everyone - lots of threads and...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By greghughespdx
Updated RV-14 V-Speeds Documentation

We have updated the RV-14/14A V-Speeds specification document (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-rv-14-v-speeds/) and posted the new version to our website in the RV-14...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 45,978
Posted By greghughespdx
Post #105 in this thread.

Post #105 in this thread.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,032
Posted By greghughespdx
It must have been a European Swallow. The...

It must have been a European Swallow. The European swallow migrates seasonally, while the African variety does not.

Plus, we're assuming it was an unladen swallow. But it's also possible the damage...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,032
Posted By greghughespdx
I had a pretty nasty bird strike about this same...

I had a pretty nasty bird strike about this same time last year, **** thing tried to kill me and nearly succeeded, was the second scariest day of my life. Learned a lot from that day.

Glad...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-13-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,567
Posted By greghughespdx
Probably at least as important as which paint to...

Probably at least as important as which paint to use, "auto" or "aircraft," is picking the person who will apply it (assuming you're not doing it yourself, that is). Choose wisely: Application of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,325
Posted By greghughespdx
Not in that same format, no. The relative...

Not in that same format, no. The relative equivalent now is browsing by aircraft model, from the home page. In the lower-left navigation bar, look for "Browse RV Kit Inventory" and choose the model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,872
Posted By greghughespdx
Sorry - my comment was specifically related to...

Sorry - my comment was specifically related to the rudder. Elevators need to be balanced. I will edit to reflect that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,872
Posted By greghughespdx
SPECIFICALLY FOR THE RUDDER: Using the weight as...

SPECIFICALLY FOR THE RUDDER: Using the weight as provided in the kit ensures proper margin against flutter. Installing the weight per plans and as-provided, without modifying it, is the correct way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,152
Posted By greghughespdx
Well, that didn't take long. :cool:

Well, that didn't take long. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,152
Posted By greghughespdx
It's a very beer-oriented crowd. :) We'll...

It's a very beer-oriented crowd. :)

We'll probably have more to announce as we get closer to the event, too. Lots of people putting in a lot of work for this year's AirVenture - Folks from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,152
Posted By greghughespdx
Sunday: Community events. Beer. Monday: The Big...

Sunday: Community events. Beer.

Monday: The Big Day from the Van's Aircraft perspective with some special stuff this year: 50th Anniversary of Van's celebration scheduled on Boeing Plaza, with RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,325
Posted By greghughespdx
Means the same thing. Nothing's changed. E-MAG is...

Means the same thing. Nothing's changed. E-MAG is the company, and when you read "PMAG" it's a P-model ignition (the P indicates internal power-generating model) made by E-MAG. It's been confusing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,325
Posted By greghughespdx
Update: We've published the list of Lycoming...

Update: We've published the list of Lycoming engine prices that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on March 15th at this link...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,319
Posted By greghughespdx
We just sent out more than a thousand update...

We just sent out more than a thousand update emails through the Kit Status portal with updates for customers. Those updates happen almost daily, so as we continue to plan we will send more updates....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-09-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,807
Posted By greghughespdx
Wait - you can build an immunity??? Also - We're...

Wait - you can build an immunity???

Also - We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the show!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,039
Posted By greghughespdx
It's not the one we sell, but let me tell ya: The...

It's not the one we sell, but let me tell ya: The Vetterman trombone exhaust is a work of art, and it's what I have on my project airplane (which I hope to be able to spend time on again and finish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,325
Posted By greghughespdx
Heads-Up

We'll publish more details as soon as we have them, but since we have some info available and people are currently making decisions:

We want to provide a heads-up on a few things that - in addition...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By greghughespdx
Heads-up

We'll publish more details as soon as we have them, but since we have some info available and people are currently making decisions:

We want to provide a heads up on a few things that - in addition...
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