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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-12iS - Organization Labeling for Parts Cabinet - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Here's a quick tutorial on label making for a Parts Cabinet purchased from Lowes.
Van's Aircraft RV-12iS - Milwaukee M12 Cordless Riveter Gun for Pop Rivets - VansAircraftBuilders.com
This video is about the New Wireless Milwaukee Pop Rivet Gun M12, along with a comparison to the a traditional pneumatic Pop Rivet tool. See the Milwaukee M12 Wireless Pop Riveter.
Hands Free GoPro Filming for RV Aircraft Projects - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Sometimes It's difficult to video your RV Aircraft Project when both hands are busy. This setup allows you to do video documentation while you work.
Time-lapse! Van's Aircraft RV-12iS Tailkit Unboxing - VansAircraftBuilders.com
This is a fun little time-lapse video of the unboxing of our Van's RV-12iS Experimental Aircraft.
Basic Tools to Build a Van's RV - VansAircraftBuilders.com
Here are some of the tools and accessories I used to build my RV-9A.
How to Reduce Air Compressor Noise - Soundproofing! - Smitty's RV
My air compressor was so loud, it was annoying my wife and my neighbors. Here's my solution for reducing the noise.
Van's Aircraft Blue Protective Film Removal - Hair Dryer Experiment - VansAircraftBuilders.com
No. We're not recommending the use of a hair dryer on your RV Project. Someone mentioned this idea to us and we wanted to see if a Hair Dryer would make it easier to remove the blue protective film that comes with all Van's Aircraft RV. See what you think.

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RV-9A Construction Log:

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RV-9A Log Entries:

Preparation

Empennage
- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
- Vertical Stabilizer (21:15)
- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)

Wings
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
- Left Fuel Tank (45:20)
- Left Wing Skins (46:10)
- Right Wing Prep (34:15)
- Right Fuel Tank (47:50)
- Right Wing Skins (40:15)
- Ailerons (54:30)
- Flaps (40:30)
- Rods and ends (18:45)

Fuselage
- Fuselage Parts List
- Inventory and Setup (7:15)
- FireWall (14:30)
- F-704 Bulkhead (13:25)
- F-705 Bulkhead (14:20)
- Other Bulkheads and Longerons (17:30)
- Tailcone (29:30)
- Center Section (35:15)
- Forward Section (52:40)
- Forward Assembly (24:30)
- Skins/Baggage Area (46:30)
- Seats & Seat Floors (30:15)
- Flaps & Gear Mounts (18:15)
- Fuselage Plumbing (14:0)
- Tail Feathers (16:35)
- Front Deck/Firewall (58:50)

Finish Kit
- Electrical (57:30)
- Electrical Part 2 (24:0)
- Canopy (22:30)
- Landing Gear (18:35)
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