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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-30-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,973
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Good luck Mel, 2 knees, 1 hip over last 20 years,...

Good luck Mel, 2 knees, 1 hip over last 20 years, physical therapy is key to
good recovery ! Tom.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-30-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,232
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Why are you trying to reinvent subaru EJ 2.5...

Why are you trying to reinvent subaru EJ 2.5 engine? With SDS , STOCK ignition,fuel injection, they range in hp from 150-185 without crazy mods! Only
thing needed, good oil & water cooling ! Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Cheve/gmc truck/subn using $100 selector with 2...

Cheve/gmc truck/subn using $100 selector with 2 tanks (only for 30 years) mounted under vehicle open to all elements ! Works great with fuel injection and
only need 1 fuel gage !switches pressure and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-26-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Charlie, sounds like great progress,what year...

Charlie, sounds like great progress,what year body didy you use, as my 2013 is
electric throttle. Thanks Tom (Tomcatrv4)
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Question, any one using tubeless tires ? ...

Question, any one using tubeless tires ? Tomcatrv4
8:00 x 6 supplied with Zenith 701 kit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,933
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Tom from another Tom, glad to hear wife on mend...

Tom from another Tom, glad to hear wife on mend an motivation to build on !
Tomcatrv4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Tomcat RV4
How cool, how lucky to have Bruce as test pilot!

How cool, how lucky to have Bruce as test pilot!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Turbo, thanks for great photos. Any of group...

Turbo, thanks for great photos. Any of group eligible to belong to UFO group ?
Tom Hankamp , Jax Fla
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By Tomcat RV4
DAR

In my case,2015-16 , I could get DAR FOR $800 , but I figured after paying
taxes for 65+ years, I decided to go FSDO route, unfortunately, lived (airport)
was in middle of 3 districts !! Ended up...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I have watched your progress, very impressed.I...

I have watched your progress, very impressed.I know you are busy, but could you e mail me a copy or even rough scetch of your engine mount measurements,just part on engine to mount ,not mount to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-12-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Besides BMW, Mercedes has also used, Air Trikes...

Besides BMW, Mercedes has also used, Air Trikes has used those couplings
on more applications than Jan has seen !
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,239
Posted By Tomcat RV4
506DC

Iwent thru same scene, little different route, suby 2.5 with SDS For ignition, real rocket ship, had about $30k , got rid of , and now building Zenith 701,to me the
education and FRIENDS made along...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Check with various race stores for shorter/wider ...

Check with various race stores for shorter/wider radiator,as will make mounting/ plumbing easier ! Tom
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-21-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
To all who are interested in this project for...

To all who are interested in this project for learning and not critizeing, I can personally tell you Ross cooling system is fantastic, as are his SDS systems. On another note I cannot understand...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-21-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Those BMW donuts are similar to what Mercedes has...

Those BMW donuts are similar to what Mercedes has used for several decades.
Also redrive from air trikes in Canada use those heavy, but strong couplers up
to 180 -200 HP !Tom
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Hearing

If your not a person who can take advantage of VA, The next BEST place for ALL
brands of hearing aids is Costco ! They are 2nd to VA in number of aids sold ! The best part, their sales people are on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I donít remember Details, but on internet a...

I donít remember Details, but on internet a inexpensive setup to use with your
cell phone ! My previous a/p used to inspect inside tubes of rag/tube aircraft !
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
eng mt

Been following your post as I plan on honda on my Zenith 701. on another note,not to confuse issue, but on my RV4/subie 2.5,Iused factory engine mt
for Lycoming, an made up brackets to go from subie...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-28-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Charlie,I got ducting measurements and info from...

Charlie,I got ducting measurements and info from Ross, I believe the amount
of testing Ross did showed importance of proper ducts to get optimum cooling
on any aircraft conversion.It showed you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,322
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Thank him ;and thanks to you for raising him,...

Thank him ;and thanks to you for raising him, PLEASE GOD , SAFE RETURN !
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-11-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Yes I had totally stock 2.5 imprezza subie, 165...

Yes I had totally stock 2.5 imprezza subie, 165 hp,with SDS and 950lbs empty weight, turned out to be a rocket ship, way to much for someone my age, so in
Process building zenith 701, definitely use...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 65,738
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Cooling

Dont know about cooling on eng stand, but I followed Ross from SDS info on
ducting too and from rad, never cooling problem, PROPER DUCTING MAKES ALL
DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD ! Tom
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,595
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Normal old fashioned bulbs would work no matter...

Normal old fashioned bulbs would work no matter how wired, however led are
Very sensative to being wired correctly, + to + and - to - ...Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,814
Posted By Tomcat RV4
All of you need to review MOST CURRENT FAA...

All of you need to review MOST CURRENT FAA position on this , discourage what
type of id vs using N #
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,565
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Boy , talk about great memoryís, business card or...

Boy , talk about great memoryís, business card or matchbook run thru points brings me back to 50s-60s working on VW Bugs !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,703
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Definitely blood work up, chest x Ray, but do NOT...

Definitely blood work up, chest x Ray, but do NOT do sleep study unless one of
Prior tests show need.I am not Dr., but allowed sleep study and found it was a money pit ! If your swimming the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,277
Posted By Tomcat RV4
If you have time check with local FSDO as some...

If you have time check with local FSDO as some have inspector available, I checked 3 surrounding as I was in middle of 3 jurisdictions , itís FREE if you can
Pull off ! !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,961
Posted By Tomcat RV4
My $.02 if you are early enough, use high...

My $.02 if you are early enough, use high pressure auto fuel injection hoses in any thing fuel related and make provision for a possible fuel return.This type of
thinking allows for any fuel/system...
Forum: ADS-B 08-19-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,485
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Personally, I think Garmin is whistling in dark,...

Personally, I think Garmin is whistling in dark, their 82 etc, has to be hard wired
Into transponder cable, uavionix is wire less to transponder ! Tom
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,607
Posted By Tomcat RV4
THANK YOU,what a fabulous story/trip....Tomcatrv4

THANK YOU,what a fabulous story/trip....Tomcatrv4
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-18-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 36,160
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I am no way even close to the knowledge or...

I am no way even close to the knowledge or experience as Ross, but I "stole"
his dimensions for ducting and rad on my RV4 with2.5 Subaru stock, and mine were crude(aluminun instead of nice glass)and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,283
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Any suggestions for Lyc 0-235 as far as filter...

Any suggestions for Lyc 0-235 as far as filter goes ?
Forum: Tools 05-15-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,689
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Only thing I disagree on is tungsten bucking bar,...

Only thing I disagree on is tungsten bucking bar, once u use one ,you will use it 80% of the time.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,328
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I am giving away my age ,but thatís what we...

I am giving away my age ,but thatís what we called in 60s also Tom
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-17-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By Tomcat RV4
As a retired life long reg/race mechanic on akl...

As a retired life long reg/race mechanic on akl types autos, SDS is the best
Simple reliable method to control auto engine in aircraft
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,283
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Many of these myths date back to 20s -30s.Auto...

Many of these myths date back to 20s -30s.Auto oil filters ,even in NASCAR aren't.
Wired !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,482
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I would guess NAPA one will work forever at 1/2...

I would guess NAPA one will work forever at 1/2 cost !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,892
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Call Vince Polden 802 322 3761, he is broker in...

Call Vince Polden 802 322 3761, he is broker in southeast Florida, who is
extremely knowledgeable and was very helpful on my last purchase.
Feel free to use my name : Tom Hankamp , Jacksonville ,Fl
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,547
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I can across the bay CLW Clearwater is...

I can across the bay CLW Clearwater is uncrontrolled and great field..Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-14-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,961
Posted By Tomcat RV4
As a user of SDS on my Subaru 2.5 RV4, in my 50+...

As a user of SDS on my Subaru 2.5 RV4, in my 50+ years in auto racing and airplanes,
I have never dealt with such a great organization as Ross at SDS ! ! TOM
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,405
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Welcome to a wonderful educational and fun...

Welcome to a wonderful educational and fun journey ! ! Tom
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,015
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Come on guys, this is like asking if vanila or...

Come on guys, this is like asking if vanila or chocolate ice cream is better !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,544
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Even with finding OLD RV 4 complete kit bought at...

Even with finding OLD RV 4 complete kit bought at less than 1/2 price, using Subaru 2.5
engine, Canadian PSRU and prop,basic Dynon, AND 9 YEARS BUILDNG, had $30K plus lot
of change spent on misc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,110
Posted By Tomcat RV4
All of Ed's questions were answered 15 years ago...

All of Ed's questions were answered 15 years ago by all auto manufactures,and are not a concern w proper filters( life time) proper hoses,proper lines etc...Tom
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Tomcat RV4
The finger type filters all autos with fuel...

The finger type filters all autos with fuel injection use are amazing ! Almost life time use !
Check out filters with race car suppliers ! Jeggs and others on internet .Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,110
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I agree that battery technology is advancing...

I agree that battery technology is advancing quicker than most of us mere mortals can
Comprehend ! However ,inexpensive fuel injection is most likely answer in near term. I
miss my Subaru powered RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,545
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Read article about high wing RV 12--answers most...

Read article about high wing RV 12--answers most questions !
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,112
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Whelen sells sanely priced lamps of all size and...

Whelen sells sanely priced lamps of all size and shape for fire company, police and
EMT s, also many colors ! Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,760
Posted By Tomcat RV4
$139 version available Walmart on line also! Tom

$139 version available Walmart on line also! Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,050
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Let's not forget if FAA were regulating...

Let's not forget if FAA were regulating automobiles , 1/2 of population would still be
driving horse pulled bugies ! Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,112
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Use aftermarket conical filter on inlet ,very...

Use aftermarket conical filter on inlet ,very little chance of being totally covered, +
they can be cleaned and reused ! Tom
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-19-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,805
Posted By Tomcat RV4
If your into stock in go power, I built RV4 with ...

If your into stock in go power, I built RV4 with 165 HP Subaru ,Canadian psru, sds
Ignition/fuel injection .SDS also supplied info on belly rad cooling.EXTRA WORK to
fit cowling around Suby...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,879
Posted By Tomcat RV4
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING SAFER OR SANER THAN FLATBED...

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING SAFER OR SANER THAN FLATBED TOW TRUCK,
MOST will give good price because attention to move will get attention to their
business ! Tom
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Thanks a bunch..?Tom

Thanks a bunch..?Tom
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Tomcat RV4
snow blower tug

a while ago someone had post with details using major part snow blower for
a tug to move plane???? Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,607
Posted By Tomcat RV4
If hdx Dynon is anything like SkyView, do it...

If hdx Dynon is anything like SkyView, do it yourself, I was a novice and have never worked
with anything so pleasant and straight forward ! Tom
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,779
Posted By Tomcat RV4
You are correct,auto starters stopped using...

You are correct,auto starters stopped using separate solenoids in 50s, in auto conversion,
(Subby) ignition switch worked starter flawlessly with out separate solenoids.when was
last time you burned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,988
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Not aftraid to admit these posts bring tear to my...

Not aftraid to admit these posts bring tear to my eyes !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,607
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I am by no means an electrician or a/p ,but I...

I am by no means an electrician or a/p ,but I could not believe how straight forward and
easy Dynon install was in RV 4.....Fantastic company to work with ! Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,524
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Just another old wives tale that ATF is lacking...

Just another old wives tale that ATF is lacking something,and as a result certified keep using special fluid.It is slight possibility that very old car ot airplane it might not be compa6ible !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,120
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Unbelievable, wonderful tribute to a great man...

Unbelievable, wonderful tribute to a great man and fantastic company ! Tom
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-13-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,092
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Ross, yes I had SPG- 4. I don't claim to be an...

Ross, yes I had SPG- 4. I don't claim to be an engineer, but was very impressed with the use of a BMW/Mercedes drive shaft type rubber coupling to act as shock/torque absorber. Plus the 3 blade cool...
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