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Forum: RV-4 01-28-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By egp8111
keep trying till you get the folks at Vetterman....

keep trying till you get the folks at Vetterman. They know their stuff. I used their 4 pipe set up on my conical mount o-320. quick and easy install, works great. some of the best money I...
Forum: RV-4 12-13-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By egp8111
Do a good forum search on "horizontal tail". I...

Do a good forum search on "horizontal tail". I remember there were some attached drawings on some old post.
I had some questions about my earlier version of the stab attach method (sr. #1904) ...
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By egp8111
I'm running a Sterba 68x78 on my 160hp. short...

I'm running a Sterba 68x78 on my 160hp. short gear RV-4. It seems to perform almost exactly to what others are reporting for a 160hp 4. static rpm about 2350
Different prop makers but I'd think the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By egp8111
The rest of the story

I was flying along at about 3500FT. (2500agl) at 2450 rpm when it let go. Immediate power drop and a lot of vibration (insert foul language here) I quickly went through the standard sick engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By egp8111
Spring break

My o-320 B3B broke both the inner and outer #1 intake valve springs today. It does not run well in this condition and I do not recommend it for the serenity of you flight. Fortunately the closest...
Forum: RV-4 06-02-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By egp8111
Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye on it.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye on it.
Forum: RV-4 06-01-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By egp8111
canopy closed

https://s15.postimg.cc/nesgggkmz/IMG_0009.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/sq7d166pj/)
Forum: RV-4 06-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By egp8111
Ground Canopy retainer

With the coming of warm weather I quickly discovered I needed to install some method of holding the canopy slightly open on the ground. After researching the various methods guys have posted on the...
Forum: RV-4 05-06-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 255,254
Posted By egp8111
Looks great Mike, won't be long now. Good luck...

Looks great Mike, won't be long now. Good luck with the inspection. I used the FAA for mine and it went really smooth after getting all the paperwork filled out the way they wanted (guy even filled...
Forum: RV-4 04-03-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,861
Posted By egp8111
First Flight

Runway finally dried out, winds were calm so no excuse not to fly it this morning, so I did!
Temps all good (on the cool side) just a slight heavy right wing easily trimmed out. Flew like I hoped it...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,861
Posted By egp8111
Another RV-4

RV-4 sr.# 1904 got her airworthiness certificate today, 30 yrs. and 26 days after the order was placed for the tail kit! Talk about a slow build....

Thanks to all who helped me so much to complete...
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By egp8111
Thanks all. I'm going to have a copy of the...

Thanks all.
I'm going to have a copy of the 8000-3 form and also I've made a copy of the FAA's "approved" kit list showing the RV-4.
Must say this makes me a little nervous about what to expect. ...
Forum: RV-4 03-09-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By egp8111
FAA for 8000-3

FAA is coming Monday for a certification inspection of my RV-4:). One of the things he wants is a form 8000-3"Fabrication and Assembly Operational Checklist"
It's just a long list of things you...
Forum: RV-4 02-23-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By egp8111
https://s18.postimg.org/4bl0jtnjt/IMG_1749.jpg...

https://s18.postimg.org/4bl0jtnjt/IMG_1749.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/z5s9hjt6d/)

Mine is curved. Kit # 1904. Not sure if it was an early Van version or a custom job. Pretty sure a race car...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By egp8111
I installed mine per the plans and it wasn't a...

I installed mine per the plans and it wasn't a problem.
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By egp8111
https://s18.postimg.org/gegetbt15/IMG_0503.jpg...

https://s18.postimg.org/gegetbt15/IMG_0503.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/7jfkit48l/)

Found the pic I sent to Van's. This is from plan set #1904. They replied this was an early version on the...
Forum: RV-4 01-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By egp8111
Lars, I have an early set that shows a different...

Lars,

I have an early set that shows a different horizontal stab. attach method (# 30)
if thats what you need. I contacted Van's and they said either one was OK. There is a picture of it on the...
Forum: RV-4 01-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 311,217
Posted By egp8111
Ha, it does look like I have it attached to my...

Ha, it does look like I have it attached to my head. Nope I'm just holding the phone in my hand. The last techie thing I understood was a Walkman.

Skip
Forum: RV-4 01-13-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 311,217
Posted By egp8111
first photo post(I hope)

too cold to work on her today so I'm trying to figure out how to post a picture on the forum (thanks for the info Smokey!) I fly an Airbus so I'm simple minded when it comes to electronics, posting...
Forum: RV-4 01-04-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By egp8111
My battery is on the firewall so I have a clear...

My battery is on the firewall so I have a clear area in the tunnel. I want to mount the TXP under the panel to keep the top of the tunnel clear to use for storage like Smokeys picture.
Currently with...
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By egp8111
Stick length

All,
I'm in the process of final assembly on my 4 project.(yeah!) I've set the controls up per the dimensions in the plans and the front stick is the exact dimension as show but at full forward...
Forum: RV-4 05-30-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By egp8111
I think maybe the seat back behind the rollbar...

I think maybe the seat back behind the rollbar bar might be a help. Bill, I'll be in touch about coming over for a visit to pick you brain. (I'll bring the Moon Pies)
Thanks all
Skip
(hoping for...
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By egp8111
seat adjustmentt

I'm trying to get comfortable in my 4 project. Leg room is fine but I feel like Im setting too close to the instrument panel even with a very thin back cushion. A parachute would make it much worse....
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By egp8111
I like the way you guys think. Thanks Skip

I like the way you guys think.
Thanks
Skip
Forum: RV-4 02-17-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By egp8111
electric flap travel

All,
Good news is the wings are on and the flaps fit and move nice and even( within 1/2 degree of each other) Bad news is I'm only getting 38 degrees down travel before the actuator jackscrew hits...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By egp8111
Great, I wasn't looking forward to trying to get...

Great, I wasn't looking forward to trying to get in there to wire those things!

Thanks for sharing your knowledge

Skip
RV-4 #1904
putting the big pieces together
NC
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,545
Posted By egp8111
narrow deck cylinder nut question

my o-320 narrow deck came straight off a certified aircraft. The barrel type cylinder nuts are not safety wired but are drilled. I'm getting conflicting opinions if it is required to wire these...
Forum: RV-4 03-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By egp8111
Old style air box drawings

Does anyone have the info on the old roll your own style air box? I think it's in the pre '90 builders manual if anyone has one that old. I checked with Vans but they didn't have anything. None of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By egp8111
sounds easy enough thanks all Skip

sounds easy enough
thanks all
Skip
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By egp8111
Prop extension question

Vans catalog seems to indicate that the 4 in. prop extension is available in either 3/8 in. for the o-320 or 1/2 for the o-360 prop bolt size. My prop requires 7/16 bolts. Am I missing something...
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 864
Posted By egp8111
older cowl prop extension 21/4 or 4 ?

My kit has the old white gel coated cowl of early 90's vintage.(I know chuck it and order a new one) I've been reading about how Vans modified the cowls to all accept the 21/4 in extension from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By egp8111
pictures ?

OK first let me admit that I score below your average Neanderthal on computer literacy so bear with me. When I'm trying to do some research on the past threads most often (not always)where there was...
Forum: RV-4 02-10-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By egp8111
CG question

I'm hoping to hang the engine on my project in the next few weeks. I'm going to use a wood prop. I'm planning on mounting the battery forward of the firewall but am not locked into anything yet. ...
Forum: RV-4 01-30-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By egp8111
simple wiring diagram

anyone have a simple wiring diagram for a 4 ? Im talking VFR, steam gauges, village idiot simple. I've had a prejudice against electricity ever since I stuck a bobby pin in the wall socket as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,084
Posted By egp8111
resell 0320 RV-8

Folks,
I'm looking at a FP RV-8 with a 150hp 0320. There are some good treads and info on the site about the 150 hp 8's but I'm just wondering about down the road when it came time to sell if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By egp8111
Pittman flap motor brushes

Can you replace the brushes in the Pittman motor used to drive the flaps ? I was cleaning my never used motor and the brush broke apart in my hand. (of course I had it all fully installed before I...
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