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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,397
Posted By RogerG
Gill, We have the Wag Aero fixtures on TA67...

Gill,

We have the Wag Aero fixtures on TA67 3000 grass. 2 years ago we traded out the 15W E17 incandescent bulbs with LED Microwave bulbs 6000K which are equivalent to 35W Halogen. The concensous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,594
Posted By RogerG
Just finished construction of 50 x 50 with Higher...

Just finished construction of 50 x 50 with Higher Power 46 x 16 door. After a lot of research I will be having it all spray foamed with closed cell next Monday. All Electrical was completed with...
Forum: RV-4 05-02-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 249,979
Posted By RogerG
Mike, Congratulations! Looks great. You are at...

Mike,

Congratulations! Looks great. You are at least a year ahead of me, you worked hard to get to this point. Anxious to hear how flight testing goes.
Forum: RV-4 04-15-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By RogerG
James, Leave last 3 inboard ribs out to improve...

James,

Leave last 3 inboard ribs out to improve access, just make sure you get every rivet even at the skin to spars before you move to the next rib working yourself out to the inboard rib. You may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By RogerG
We are an Electrical Distributor (No name...

We are an Electrical Distributor (No name mentioned here since not an advertiser), and sell most major brands of High Bay lighting.

Our most popular High Bay fixture is the Philips Day-Brite FBX in...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,309
Posted By RogerG
Below is the RV-4 Firewall...

Below is the RV-4 Firewall weldments:

http://halie.com/scale/50/oaa.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,528
Posted By RogerG
I was once right seat in a Bonanza over central...

I was once right seat in a Bonanza over central CA when PIC ran tank dry. He switched tanks, and went to work on the wobble pump, we lost maybe 1500-2000', and got down to a few hundred feet over...
Forum: RV-4 11-22-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By RogerG
My left wing was built by other builder. The tip...

My left wing was built by other builder. The tip of the spar was cut at a taper, flushing with tip rib to allow tip install - see below. Yes, I also got the cart before the horse when I completed the...
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By RogerG
Later plans indicate outboard over inboard,...

Later plans indicate outboard over inboard, however when I contacted Vans I was told your choice. Since my left wing was already built with inboard over outboard by previous builder I continued the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-07-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,557
Posted By RogerG
Alternate power charging

Ross,

A quick browse on EBay I see solar power controllers that support AGM, and many various sizes, and specs for MC (Mono Crystaline) flexabile solar panels. I'm not an expert with this technology...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,524
Posted By RogerG
Hangar Door Specials?

I was not able to attend Oshkosh.

If anybody sees some good deals on Hangar Doors at the show please post here, or PM.

I contacted Higher Power Doors and they will only extend show discount if in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,459
Posted By RogerG
The RV-4 tank parts are not listed on Vans site,...

The RV-4 tank parts are not listed on Vans site, but when I called found them to be in stock, and inexpensive. T-403-R/L for end ribs, and flanges face out. Interior ribs are T-404-L for left wing,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By RogerG
Not an issue because steps 3 & 4 has to happen to...

Not an issue because steps 3 & 4 has to happen to change the setup.

3. Blow into the MAP sensor tube (see note below for duration and pressure). After the first blow, the ignition will acknowledge...
Forum: RV-4 01-28-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 249,979
Posted By RogerG
Finished Fastback, left wing complete, right wing...

Finished Fastback, left wing complete, right wing about to close, tail done, starting canopy soon.

Many thanks to Axel, Jake, and Arlie for their answers, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,938
Posted By RogerG
On a friends recent PMAG installation running "B"...

On a friends recent PMAG installation running "B" curve we found starting and ground run(low RPM) was better than ever, however leveling out at altitude reducing throttle would sometimes produce...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,769
Posted By RogerG
We recently returned from a trip to Yellowstone....

We recently returned from a trip to Yellowstone. During this trip we often heard loud Harley's driving by while looking at the the most beautiful serene landscape to the point that it was an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By RogerG
Bruce, See this thread for an idea of getting...

Bruce,

See this thread for an idea of getting flap motor from under the floor for better serviceability: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=132987

I'm planning on going this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By RogerG
Take a look at this...

Take a look at this http://www.actuator.com/products/product/linear-actuator-85915-85916/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,546
Posted By RogerG
We recently did an install on a RV-4 replacing...

We recently did an install on a RV-4 replacing the old Grimes after building a new rudder. This product is the best performing product for a tail strobe considering features and price point. Paul has...
Forum: RV-4 05-10-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,431
Posted By RogerG
The flap spar may have been installed upside...

The flap spar may have been installed upside down. The top flange is 99-1/2 Deg., and the bottom 96. If the right flap hinge was installed on the 99-1/2 this would cause the flap to drop down further...
Forum: Tools 04-30-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,221
Posted By RogerG
ANR Hearing Protection for Shop

I was about to finish up riveting the fast back on my 4 today with the help of a buddy, and thought I'm going to need hearing protection laying in the tunnel bucking rivets.

We stopped by the local...
Forum: RV-4 02-02-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,498
Posted By RogerG
Will a couple of us RV-4 guys will be up around...

Will a couple of us RV-4 guys will be up around SRR Feb 13th. We would enjoy meeting you and seeing your HR. PM me if happening to come that way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By RogerG
Jim can you comment on what motor actuator...

Jim can you comment on what motor actuator assembly you found to work for this application? Nice easy setup. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,327
Posted By RogerG
Great job! This really looks good. I just...

Great job! This really looks good.

I just finished checkering a RV-4 rudder with paint and I think probably 30 hrs invested in taping, painting, cut & buff.

Can you give detail on how you ordered...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,206
Posted By RogerG
Skewers are also a great proseal mixing and...

Skewers are also a great proseal mixing and application stick. I used them to apply proseal when building tank. You can dab the rivets inside the tank nicely.
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,262
Posted By RogerG
Great videos guys. Just what the doctor ordered,...

Great videos guys. Just what the doctor ordered, now I can get after this 4FB a little harder with more motivation.

Keep the videos coming.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By RogerG
Richard, The original manual weldment does have...

Richard,

The original manual weldment does have to be modified. I can't remember the details, but it seems it was outlined pretty well in the 27 years of Rvaviator. If you have the PDF of Rvaviator,...
Forum: RV-4 11-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,178
Posted By RogerG
Vans still has the light kit for the 415 tips....

Vans still has the light kit for the 415 tips. Kit includes the aluminum parts, and the lens is 1 vacuum piece you cut in half to make both right, and left lens. When I bought the kit a few months...
Forum: RV-4 11-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,881
Posted By RogerG
Wow love it! Amazing transformation you have done...

Wow love it! Amazing transformation you have done on this 4. Congratulations.

Was graphics done with vinyl?
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 103,518
Posted By RogerG
This may be a...

This may be a solution.

http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-78055/l/adding-a-shutdown-button-to-the-raspberry-pi-b?forceNoRedirect=true
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By RogerG
Pre-Buy Inspection & Delivery RV-6

I'm needing to help my Son find someone experienced with RV-6, that could assist with evaluating an RV-6 0320 FP, and also delivery to Lubbock, TX. Aircraft is located near Lincoln NE with fresh...
Forum: RV-4 07-29-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,952
Posted By RogerG
I found Airmaster Propellers at Oshkosh who has...

I found Airmaster Propellers at Oshkosh who has an electric prop setup for Lycoming 150-200 HP. Prop weighs in at 34 lbs, blades are made by Whirlwind. Airmaster has been in business about 15 years...
Forum: Tools 07-16-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,675
Posted By RogerG
I find both Nibbler, and Air shear to be useful...

I find both Nibbler, and Air shear to be useful tools, and cut outside the line with either then file.

Nibbler is harder to see the line but cuts curves better than air shear. The air shear cuts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,813
Posted By RogerG
Smile Hey thanks a lot everybody! This is good, and...

Hey thanks a lot everybody! This is good, and helpful information. Oh and loved the Christmas like poem Bill. This first trip does feel a little like Christmas, and can't wait to see all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,813
Posted By RogerG
Oshkosh - I wish I had thought of that

For all of you that have flown your RV to Oshkosh years past, I'm sure you went through the "I wish I had thought of that" after you arrived. What suggestions would you advise us first timers to...
Forum: RV-4 05-31-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 276,096
Posted By RogerG
WTG

Axel,

Way to go! Please don't stop here. I have been following your Fast Back build for years, and have found it an inspiration, and informative for my own Fast Back 4. I look forward to hearing...
Forum: RV-4 09-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,251
Posted By RogerG
Wow $3150 for Inspection on a RV-4? Did the...

Wow $3150 for Inspection on a RV-4? Did the mechanic have to rebuild a structure or something major? I never had that kind of cost on a Mooney I owned.

Did owner assist any with inspection? Does the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,571
Posted By RogerG
P14 Holbrook AZ

Holbrook AZ (P14)
Motels & Restaurants (Denny's) .4 mi.
http://www.airnav.com/airport/P14
Forum: Tools 04-10-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,686
Posted By RogerG
The problem with arc fault breakers is they...

The problem with arc fault breakers is they detect arc in devices that have brush type motors such as power tools, and vacuum cleaners. After electrical inspection and CO some people replace their...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By RogerG
Jake, Thank you, makes perfect sense. I have...

Jake,

Thank you, makes perfect sense. I have seen some FB that appear to have a Vee at the intersection of the canopy, and the turtle deck. Your method should eliminate this, along with fitting...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By RogerG
Question Fastback Bulkhead & Canopy questions

I have read others comments about the HR bulkheads being almost of no use since so much cutting and fitting had to be done. I like Arlie's approach in fitting flanges to the skin, then bulkheads to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,743
Posted By RogerG
Best Video

Yes, 2nd video of 49 ship with stadium and fireworks is very good I agree.

Got to mention the Haley-Batics 2 is also very good as mentioned. My daughter close to same age, and look forward to taking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,743
Posted By RogerG
49 Reasons for best video 2013

Many good ones, but this one brings chills for me every time I watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x9S72Tv5XM&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV-4 10-13-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By RogerG
I see counter sink pop rivets at the top skin on...

I see counter sink pop rivets at the top skin on mine.
Forum: RV-4 08-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,435
Posted By RogerG
Bypass Valve

Wonder if something like this would work?

http://www.crracing.com/oil-cooler-bypass-valve
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By RogerG
PM sent to you AX-O

PM sent to you AX-O
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By RogerG
I was hoping to use a 16' x 8' enclosed trailer I...

I was hoping to use a 16' x 8' enclosed trailer I already own behind F-250, and sling the wings on the side walls. Kit is fuselage (Canoe) with complete tail mounted. Sounds like I may have to remove...
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By RogerG
Need Dimensions RV-4 for Transporting

Recently purchased partial completed RV-4 kit. Trying to determine size of enclosed trailer to haul aircraft. I cannot easily get dimensions due to where it is located. I need dimensions from...
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