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Forum: RV-4 01-15-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Stewbronco
Five point harness mounting pictures

Hi ... some old threads on this but pictures seem unable ? Looking for pictures of RV4 front seat " crotch " strap mountings. Thanks. Stew
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-06-2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Stewbronco
Header tank

I am going to put a header thank in RV4 original battery location rather than tear into a perfectly fine tanks to put in a flop tube . When inverted I will be highest part ( almost ) of the plane ....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-31-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 0
WTB
Views: 233
Posted By Stewbronco
WTB. RV EMPENNAGE kit horizontal stab and elevator

WTB ... entire RV4 empennage kit . Will buy horizontal stab and elevator kit alone but also will take the entire tail kit if available . Must be .020 skins though. stewhansen@shaw.ca Cell /...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-30-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Stewbronco
Pm sent

Hi PM sent for pictures.... interested in all 3 ... think you can consider them sold ..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Stewbronco
Many thanks

Well after careful consideration clouded by liberal dose of cold medicine AND talking to Vans .... going to put aileron back exactly as it came off ... made sense initially and now.... but never...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-27-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Stewbronco
I'll take it

If still available consider it sold ! Sent PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Stewbronco
Good eye Rob

Yes ... new owner and George built a good plane and I am leaning very heavily to just replicate what George had with brackets ( I have another thread on that exact subject ) but on the " measure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Stewbronco
RV4 NEW AILERON ALIGNMENT

Hi ....in the process of replacing RV4 Ailerons with RV8 QB Ailerons . Time to mount the aileron hinge brackets 406/407 ...I have extras of both predrilled and blank! For starters I used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Stewbronco
BRYAN CARR

Yes I do know Bryan and he is an INVALUABLE source of information. Believe me when he talks I listen!! He has made several suggestions and I intend to implement ALL of them . He was also a great deal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Stewbronco
Agreed

Thanks Bill ... that was an opinion offered by a very experienced local RV fellow also as to the cause . I value his opinion greatly and it is to me it is the one that makes the most sense as all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Stewbronco
Firewall

Yes firewall is pristine as is engine mount . Weldments all good . I actually doubt this is from any hard landing or abusive handling as I knew the builder and the second owner ( I am the third) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Stewbronco
Many thanks

Much appreciated Carl. Merry Christmas
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,246
Posted By Stewbronco
Fuselage crack RV4

Hi and seasons greetings. I recently bought an RV4 with O-360 and the newer style fuselage weldments. Wish I could post a picture but there is a vertical crack in the right fuselage skin that extends...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-24-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By Stewbronco
WTB. RV4 horizontal stab and elevator kit

Hi looking for either a whole empennage kit for RV4 or at least the horizontal stab and elevator.. ......020 skins please. Thanks. Stew
stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: RV-4 12-14-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By Stewbronco
Ordered

Ordered my CATTO 3 blade today ...66x75 ( I want it biased toward climb ) Ready by March which gives my time ( I hope ) to complete some other work on the plane. Many thanks for all your responses....
Forum: RV-4 12-08-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By Stewbronco
PC680 battery tray

Hi .... there is a vendor ( on forum I think ) that produces a plastic battery tray fir PC680 battery in the original Vans location . Can someone provide a link ? Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Stewbronco
Reservoir dog

Perfect ... this was what I was looking for just couldn't remember the name. Many thanks. Stew
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Stewbronco
Inverted brake fluid reservoir

Any recommendations on inverted brake fluid reservoir on RV4 ? Thanks. Stew pictures are worth a thousand words 👍
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By Stewbronco
8 QB AILERON ATTACH BRACKETS

Hi forgive my total ignorance but swapping out RV4 Ailerons for QB RV8 Ailerons ( dimensions the same ) . Not a builder so I now have all the hardware ( inner and outer mounting brackets ) to drill...
Forum: RV-4 11-28-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By Stewbronco
Nickel leading edge

There is NO doubt that CATTO is both quality product and that they offer incredible support based on everything I have ever read on forum . However the issue with the nickel leading edge concerns me...
Forum: Propellers 11-26-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By Stewbronco
I'm in the same boat

Hi Scott... I am facing the same dilemma! Virtually the same plane / engine / prop ! I was looking to get weight out of plane and even with moving battery forward of firewall and adding full Raven...
Forum: RV-4 11-24-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By Stewbronco
Aerobatics

Any body flying aerobatics with CATTO 3 blade ? Is there a MAX RPM limition ?. I notice in the pictures on CATTO website that none of the aerobatic section pictures show any one with nickel leading...
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By Stewbronco
Perfect

Many thanks. Very much the feedback I was looking for ! Was definitely leaning towards nickel leading edges but I think for sure now.
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By Stewbronco
Nickel leading edges

As I suspected and the main point of my call to CATTO coming up on Wednesday is the decision on whether to go with nickel leading edges or not ??? Really appreciate the insight provided here . Not...
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By Stewbronco
Moving battery

Thanks for that .... moving battery forward of firewall and adding full Raven inverted oil 8-9 lbs, also obviously forward of firewall so hoping to keep weight and balance close.
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,226
Posted By Stewbronco
3 blade CATTO

Hi all .... looking for some real world experience. Obviously from any search here CATTO makes a great prop and sterling company / people .
I have RV-4 with 0-360 ...1025 lbs empty ... planing...
Forum: RV-4 11-21-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Stewbronco
Sage advise

Yes after further thought I gave decided ... no flop tube ... half Raven and a Moroso oil accumulator and SliverHawke fuel injection Totally adequate for anything I want to do . Many thanks to all
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By Stewbronco
Engine Dryer

Anyone got one of these in use ? Tried a couple of emails and phone call to order but no response... hope still in business as looks like a great product and neighbour at hangar has older version and...
Forum: RV-4 11-20-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Stewbronco
FLOP TUBE

How difficult to retro fit FLOP TUBE to LH fuel tank? Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-4 11-20-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Stewbronco
From Vans

AN3-7A and / or AN3-6A ... make sure long enough that shank ( not threads ) goes thru bottom portion of hinge ( Obviously) Vans tech wasn't sure exactly which length but one of these.
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Stewbronco
Me too !

I can't find a bolt size listed either ... sent email to Vans tech.
Forum: RV-4 11-18-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Stewbronco
Battery " box " storage

Hi .. relocating battery to forward face of firewall . Leaves the original battery " box" between legs as good spot for storage ?! Looking for pictures if anyone has done this. Many thanks. Stew
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Stewbronco
RV8 QB AILERONS ON EXISTING RV4

Hi all .... I have my brand new RV8 QB ( assembled) Ailerons to swap out for the ailerons on my existing RV4 . Looking for suggestions as to best way to proceed to hang the new ones ( YES they are...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By Stewbronco
Heat

Many thanks to all for responding..... wondering if the additional heat on forward side of firewall has been an issue for anyone in terms of functionality or longevity? Thanks again. Stew
Forum: RV-4 11-05-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,655
Posted By Stewbronco
Battery on firewall

Searched this but came up short on pictures .... anyone got pictures of battery mounted on front side of firewall ? Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-4 11-04-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By Stewbronco
Laser

Thanks Guys ... all great advice... I had been warned of the possibility of misalignment and intend to use a laser to check before deciding on new or existing VS .... rudder is going to be new...
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By Stewbronco
0-360 fuel injection conversion

Hi all ... wondering if anyone has experience with 0-360A1A conversion to fuel injection with PRECISION AIRMOTIVE SILVER HAWKE EX system ?
Buying the FI setup from another forum member complete...
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By Stewbronco
No email

Hi ... did not get an email ? stewhansen@shaw.ca Thanks to all for responses. Cheers. Stew
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By Stewbronco
RV6 vertical fin and rudder on RV4???

Hi .. recently bought an RV4 with .016 skins on rudder and an electric rudder trim tab built in . Have some of what seems to be common skin cracks . K
Just bought a kit for RV4 Vertical fin and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Stewbronco
Many Thanks

Thanks so much . Did get hold of Vans and going the QB AILERON route and the means they are assembled ! Much appreciated. Cheers Stew
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Stewbronco
Time constraints

Thanks ... sage advise but I was really hoping to place the order with Vans in next couple of days ... will get those plans anyway but hoping still someone can come up with a copy of appropriate plan...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Stewbronco
Aileron "kit"

Hi ... forgive my ignorance but new to this ..... want to buy EVERYTHING to build a pair of RV8 Ailerons. Not all that familiar with Vans website " list " Can anyone provide the part numbers needed. ...
Forum: RV-4 10-19-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By Stewbronco
Water pipe

Great thanks .... someone had mentioned that it was galvanized water pipe but I actually thought it was a " tongue in cheek " comment. That makes things super easy then. Just need some longer rivets...
Forum: RV-4 10-19-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By Stewbronco
Balance

Thanks again for all the insight .Been " brainstorming " how to secure that weight and actually decided to do exactly what you suggested ! I always like a " belt and suspenders " approach . As to...
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By Stewbronco
Balance weight

Many thanks again to all ! I did some further reading and YES I think ailerons should be matched . To that end I intend to start with them on the plane and I bought a very accurate fishing scale and...
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By Stewbronco
Balance point

Many thanks to all ! So I think if I read that correctly is to statically " balance the aileron " much like you would an elevator? Makes good sense Cheers. Stew
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By Stewbronco
Rebalance

Thanks guys ... I think we are all on the "same page " here ... I thought about the shot and epoxy idea ( thanks for a brand name with successful history) ... other idea I had was a friction fit tube...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By Stewbronco
Flutter

Flys fine ....and has for 618 hours and I get the concept but worry about weight behind hinge line and potential for flutter .
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By Stewbronco
Aileron balance

Hi all ... new to this . Just bought an RV4 ... full 3 axis electric trim . Right hand aileron has tab built into it and not sure where servos is but that aileron is definitely heavier than left ....
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By Stewbronco
RV4 rudder

Hi ... anyone built an RV4 vertical stabilizer and rudder with a balance horn ? Wondering if any parts from RV8 Fit ? Thanks. Stew
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