Catching up on ~3 months worth of progress in this one!
In this “Airplane Build Vlog” episode of Flight Chops: The Van’s Aircraft RV-14 Finishing kit and Wing QuickBuild kit arrives, And the first major inspection happens!
Special thanks to the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association for hosting this build! Come and visit some time to see the build, visit the museum, and fly some warbirds!
Also shout out and thanks to GRYPMAT for supporting the build by sending us their very cool product.
To see the other episodes in this special airplane build series, see here!
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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.
My virtual “ride-along” flying videos are aimed and sharing my experiences and giving back to the aviation community which has been so helpful to me. I shoot multi-camera angles, get detailed real time instrument panel shots, and have radio intercom audio. I respect people’s time, so I put a fair bit of work into editing to keep the videos concise and engaging; I add animations and further graphics and voice overs where needed to add context and explanations.
My hope is to continue to grow and evolve the “Flight Chops” project with input and support from the aviation community!
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Steve Thorne, aka "Flight Chops"
Flight Chops Disclaimer
I am a “weekend warrior” private pilot, I fly for fun with no intentions of going commercial. I have had my PPL for over 15 years, but still consider each flight a learning experience – I generally take detailed notes after each flight to remind myself what went well or what I could do to improve…. Having the GoPro cameras to record flights like this is invaluable. I find these self analysis videos very helpful in my constant quest to improve, and am happy to share.
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