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Forum: Florida (Central) Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By greghughespdx
FLORIDA SALES TAX BEGINNING DECEMBER 1ST

The State of Florida has advised us that we will be required to withhold/collect sales tax on orders beginning December 1, 2021. We received late notice of this but wanted to pass it along as soon as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
That wasn't a new web store purchase. I'll reach...

That wasn't a new web store purchase. I'll reach out to you Marc. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By greghughespdx
Same physical size? Yes, but with four additional...

Same physical size? Yes, but with four additional pages inside so one sheet paper.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By greghughespdx
Ya can't win if ya don't play! :) Looks like...

Ya can't win if ya don't play! :)

Looks like calendars are on track to arrive here right about the beginning of December. Get your orders in now!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
Also not integrated with the new store at this...

Also not integrated with the new store at this time. Possibly in the future, but TBD.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,671
Posted By greghughespdx
Well, I've flown the **** outa both models, and I...

Well, I've flown the **** outa both models, and I can tell you they each have their own clear benefits. Both are great airplanes.

The 7/7A costs less and take longer to build. The 7/7A kit is less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
This should be fixed now.

This should be fixed now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
That's on the list of possible future...

That's on the list of possible future enhancements, but it's actually not as simple as I would like. That said, if you buy a USB drive for the -7A on the store, and in the notes field for the order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
We don't have a specific plan for the RV kit...

We don't have a specific plan for the RV kit military discount reviews being done via the store. We will put it on our "think about it" list though! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
There should not be any models omitted, we will...

There should not be any models omitted, we will take a look.

EDIT: After speaking with Bill I better understood what he was reporting. There are still a number of items on the store that have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
Only those orders made on the new platform will...

Only those orders made on the new platform will be displayed. We looked at displaying historical orders from the old platform but the cost to implement was just too high.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
Secure Payment Card Data

Along the way we had a couple of people ask us just how secure the new web store is when it comes to storing credit/debit card information, so I wanted to share some details on that topic here.

When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
We will look into this in the morning - thanks...

We will look into this in the morning - thanks for the heads-up!

greg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
I wanted to recognize and thank a few key people...

I wanted to recognize and thank a few key people here at Van’s for their extra-dedicated attention to this huge project. I hope it's okay to do this in the public forum. These folks are not often...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By greghughespdx
JUST RELEASED: New and Improved Van's Aircraft Online Store

To the VAF Family -

It's been a lonnnng time coming, but we're super excited to announce that we've released our new online web e-commerce store, and you can access it at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By greghughespdx
2022 Van's Calendars - You can order now!

It's time! Our 2022 50th Anniversary wall calendars are available to pre-order (https://store.vansaircraft.com/vans-aircraft-calendar.html) now, and we expect to take delivery in a couple of weeks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,058
Posted By greghughespdx
All great feedback and we hear ya. Working on the...

All great feedback and we hear ya. Working on the language here, and I will update here soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,058
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi everyone. Appreciate the comments and...

Hi everyone. Appreciate the comments and questions here. I'll provide a few answers and details. We're working hard to try to set up some new communication channels, and the kit status website is one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,255
Posted By greghughespdx
Your irritation is understandable. We will review...

Your irritation is understandable. We will review this internally today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,026
Posted By greghughespdx
Lawn Mower. Friend's old motorcycle. 1969 Mustang...

Lawn Mower. Friend's old motorcycle. 1969 Mustang convertible.

Or anything without a catalytic converter that will eat leaded fuel. :) 100LL is pretty darn stable and lasts a long time. I'd worry...
Forum: Safety 10-21-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By greghughespdx
The revised service bulletin has been published.

The revised service bulletin has been published.
Forum: Safety 10-20-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,031
Posted By greghughespdx
Planned SB Revision

We've reviewed this as well as other past reports, and Van's Aircraft will be revising SB 99-6-1, removing the option for compliance by inspection every 10 hours. The original service bulletin was...
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By greghughespdx
https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-flight-training/ ...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-flight-training/

A couple of the instructors on the Van's transition training list have RV-8's with full back seat controls.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By greghughespdx
I assume you mean if your livery was featured? I...

I assume you mean if your livery was featured? I am sure that could be figured out based on the desires of the aircraft owner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By greghughespdx
Other models are possible for the future. They...

Other models are possible for the future. They had to start somewhere. :) The developers have/will get this feedback (and are already thinking about future models). It's a fairly astounding amount of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By greghughespdx
RV-14/14A for MS Flight Sim - Sneak Peek

We've been working with a flight-sim modeling company that requested to build out the RV-14/14A for MS Flight Simulator 2020. Maybe some of the folks here "fly" MS Flight Sim. It's visually pretty...
Forum: RV-15 09-05-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,058
Posted By greghughespdx
Hah. That was actually the RV-5 with something...

Hah. That was actually the RV-5 with something that's not really the RV-15 covered up in the background.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 1,577
Posted By greghughespdx
Nope. But it is currently being "revived" so it...

Nope. But it is currently being "revived" so it can fly again.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,556
Posted By greghughespdx
Many RV-8As fly off grass strips, dry lakebeds,...

Many RV-8As fly off grass strips, dry lakebeds, and similar surfaces all the time. Maintaining aft elevator while operating on the ground and ensuring the aircraft configuration doesn't create a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,191
Posted By greghughespdx
This is correct. The Lane A and Lane B lights are...

This is correct. The Lane A and Lane B lights are *fault* lights only, and neither should be lit in normal operations, including during the startup sequence and while the generators kick in. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By greghughespdx
A lot more. The costs of that portion of the kit...

A lot more. The costs of that portion of the kit price that represents the QB work and related costs increase by an amount that would be significantly more than double. But, even if that was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By greghughespdx
We're experiencing much the same thing. Quoted...

We're experiencing much the same thing. Quoted about 150% of the previous cost for "priority" service, and even then not actually reliably getting space on ships a lot of the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By greghughespdx
We've actually shipped air freight a couple of...

We've actually shipped air freight a couple of times just because we couldn't get the product on ships. Instant loss by doing that (it was ridiculously expensive) but sometimes we have to do what we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By greghughespdx
Almost always it's the Port of Tacoma...

Almost always it's the Port of Tacoma (Washington). It's not uncommon for stops and/or transfers to happen in Taipei or Hong Kong, where delays/waits can happen. Arrival back-ups are happening at all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By greghughespdx
Rotax SB for 912iS engine lock washer inspection

Van's has published SB-00045 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-00045/), which directs owners to two Rotax service bulletin documents describing the inspection of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By greghughespdx
We're aware of the high costs of shipping to...

We're aware of the high costs of shipping to Australia (and some other countries) as well as the sensitivity to those high costs, so I wanted to clarify and expand a bit here.


We have a number of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By greghughespdx
We're happy to do it. As a general rule these...

We're happy to do it.

As a general rule these process changes are meant to make things run smoother, more efficiently, and (as a result) with fewer errors. It's process of change, not an overnight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By greghughespdx
Me too! :)

Me too! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi David -- If you modify your kit order to a...

Hi David -- If you modify your kit order to a standard kit after the prices change, it's a new order. Your new order would be at the standard-build kit price effective on the date the new order was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By greghughespdx
Price is set at the time the order is placed - no...

Price is set at the time the order is placed - no problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,412
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's Updates: Kit prices and shipping changes

We're in the process of updating our kit prices due to increased costs, and our order forms will be updated and effective when they're online, which we expect will happen on Sunday evening. We've...
Forum: RV-15 08-18-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,832
Posted By greghughespdx
Already on our radar, actually for quite some...

Already on our radar, actually for quite some time. :) Letís just say Iím not fully proficient (Iím old, it takes time) but I have some meaningful amount of time logged on a Pint, hah.

But - first...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,058
Posted By greghughespdx
For the record, just wanna say: You have no idea...

For the record, just wanna say: You have no idea how much we enjoy reading these threads. :)

Great discussion.
Forum: RV-15 08-04-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,832
Posted By greghughespdx
FYI, we do actually apply the blue protective...

FYI, we do actually apply the blue protective film - here at the Van's factory - after we receive it from the supplier (it comes to us without any protective film) and before we start putting the...
Forum: RV-15 08-03-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,058
Posted By greghughespdx
Or, a little bit of both maybe. :) Seriously...

Or, a little bit of both maybe. :)

Seriously though - great convo. And we like to know what people are dreaming of. For this airplane or a future one. Of course we have the RV-15 pretty well...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-25-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,310
Posted By greghughespdx
Umm. No. :)

Umm. No. :)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-25-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,074
Posted By greghughespdx
Thatís my job. :)

Thatís my job. :)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-25-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,074
Posted By greghughespdx
See you there! We'll cover - at least at a very...

See you there! We'll cover - at least at a very high level - a number of things we've been working on since the last AirVenture.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,074
Posted By greghughespdx
We have stickers for all the RV models. They...

We have stickers for all the RV models. They don't all fit into the photo....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,074
Posted By greghughespdx
Stalker. :)

Stalker. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,325
Posted By greghughespdx
What a great segment, Paul! And your book is...

What a great segment, Paul! And your book is great, too. Everyone should read it.

Also anyone who is looking can find the segment on the "CBS News" streaming app, it's on there now.

Or, even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By greghughespdx
The RV-7/8/9 are all quite similar in build...

The RV-7/8/9 are all quite similar in build style, technique and time.



^^ This is good advice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By greghughespdx
The plans for the 10/12/14 are step by step,...

The plans for the 10/12/14 are step by step, detailed plans with drawings and instructions right there on the page. For the 7/8/9 kits, the drawings are large sheet sized and the instructions are in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,955
Posted By greghughespdx
Changes to Filtered Air Box (FAB) kits

A new version of the Filtered Air Box (FAB) kits will be available to order starting this Thursday on the Van's web store. The FAB kits have now been reduced to two available kits. The carb mount...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,790
Posted By greghughespdx
This question is best possed to Dynon, and may...

This question is best possed to Dynon, and may depend on what version of their software you're upgrading from of course. That said: You should be able to just upload the software, but please review...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,790
Posted By greghughespdx
Van's release of RV-12iS Skyview and G3X software/settings file updates

We have published (https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/) new files for RV-12iS aircraft related to fuel pressure values and other configuration settings. There are updated files available (listed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,475
Posted By greghughespdx
Hi, folks. I'll try to provide some answers and a...

Hi, folks. I'll try to provide some answers and a little bit of helpful (I hope) context.



Fuselage and wing kits, right now, are the most difficult from a delivery timing perspective. Because we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,992
Posted By greghughespdx
We've had a large number of people volunteer...

We've had a large number of people volunteer already, and we really appreciate the enthusiasm and willingness to get involved! We have closed out the list for now just to keep it manageable.

We'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,992
Posted By greghughespdx
You'll actually be able to browse and filter on...

You'll actually be able to browse and filter on those parts and hardware items that are included in the now-current bill of materials for any RV model, as well as the sub-kits (tail, wing, fuselage,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,992
Posted By greghughespdx
Glad ya like what ya see so far. IKR??!!?

Glad ya like what ya see so far.



IKR??!!?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,992
Posted By greghughespdx
We will still be here to talk when...

We will still be here to talk when needed/wanted/lonely. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,992
Posted By greghughespdx
Yep. Commonly mentioned capability that was a...

Yep. Commonly mentioned capability that was a first-class item on our must-have list. That feature is already completed and working!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,992
Posted By greghughespdx
Kind of like this? 11527 11528 There's a little...

Kind of like this?

11527 11528

There's a little "star" icon on every store item that allows you to add to the "wish" list. Both the icon usability and the name of the list need to be changed still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,992
Posted By greghughespdx
Pretty much everything on The List (and then...

Pretty much everything on The List (and then some) will be searchable in the new store. And a lot of it will be orderable online. Some items we classify as Call to Order only, and a few other items...
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