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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-22-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,412
Posted By rvbldr3170
4th Annual Wynkoop Fly-in

OK boys and girls, the 4th annual Wynkoop Fly-in will be held this year on August 15th & 16th. This year it is sponsored by EAA Chapter 233, and promises to be the best yet. There will be pizza and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By rvbldr3170
SAA Fly-in

Hi all,
Hey this is just a reminder of the SAA fly-in (also posted under "places to go") that is going on this weekend at Wynkoop Airport (6G4)
"A gathering of Friends"

Go to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-04-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By rvbldr3170
An Update to the SAA Fly-in Info

All,
We are now only 2 weeks away from the first annual summer gathering of the SAA. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be available on Saturday August 17th, and we hope to see some campers show up on...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By rvbldr3170
SAA Fly-in

All,
We are having the first annual Wynkoop Airport SAA (Sport Aviation Association) Fly-in on August 16th, 17th, and 18th at Wynkoop Airport (6G4) in Mount Vernon Ohio.
The SAA, for those...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,371
Posted By rvbldr3170
A Date Change for the Wynkoopo RV fly-in

I posted this yesterday, but somehow it ended up in the wromg section.
So here it is again.
The RV fly-in at Wynkoop Airport (6G4) has been rescheduled for Sunday Sept 9th, due to iffy weather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By rvbldr3170
Wynkoop UFO/Fly-in

To all,
Just a reminder that the 2nd annual Wynkoop (6G4) RV fly-in will be held this Saturday Sept. 8th beginning at 10:00 AM. All are welcome. If you are a builder, flier, lurker, wannabe, or just...
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,675
Posted By rvbldr3170
RV-4 vs Rocket Cost

OK, I'm flying my RV-4 and loving every minute of it (except for that cooling thing), and my gaze is starting to drift toward my next project.
I'm thinking about another -4 to fix all the things I...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,919
Posted By rvbldr3170
Pix & Fuel Flow

I'll take some pix tomorrow when I'm over there.
Also the fuel flow varies I've tried not leaning, and that helps, but only incrementally. The Dynon shows between 7-7.5 GPH at 2450 RPM when leaned to...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,919
Posted By rvbldr3170
Sam James Cooling Issues Volume 3

OK, I'll admit it. I reduced my CHT's enough to fly in the colder weather of winter, but now that the OAT's are up, so are my CHT's. How much is too much to remove down on the exit side of the...
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,919
Posted By rvbldr3170
Many Thanks

Dan,
Many thanks for the link. I can't say enough about the value of VAF, and the VAF community.
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,919
Posted By rvbldr3170
SJ Cowling Cooling issues

I posted previously on this issue, but I'm interested in some "real world" answers. I am looking for some feedback from people actually using a Sam James cowl on an RV-4 with an 0-360. Mine is an...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,121
Posted By rvbldr3170
Some thoughts on "perfection"

I am one of those guys that is not a perfectionist, and my airplane won't win any awards, but I wanted my airplane to be the best that I could build. When I was doing the final assembly I had a laser...
Forum: RV-4 08-28-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,787
Posted By rvbldr3170
Well, I am still looking for answers to the...

Well, I am still looking for answers to the cooling issue. The changes I made before my last post helped, but #3 & #4 are still running around 410-420 at cruise. I still can't run the engine above...
Forum: RV-4 08-15-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,787
Posted By rvbldr3170
Well, I may have found my problem. I say may have...

Well, I may have found my problem. I say may have because I am in the process of correcting it. I called Sam the other day while I was standing by the plane, and I asked him for some help with this...
Forum: RV-4 08-09-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,787
Posted By rvbldr3170
Sam James Cowl/Plenum Cooling

OK, So now I have about 4-5 hours, on the thing and still my CHT's are hot, but only on cylinders 1 & 2. 3&4 run around 370-380F. Go figure. I actually had an hour long conversation w/Sam at Osh and...
Forum: RV-4 07-12-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,787
Posted By rvbldr3170
Sam James Cowl/Plenum Cooling

Hi all,
Well I flew N727MM for the first time Saturday, and I was delighted/discouraged.
Delighted in the fact the airplane handled almost perfectly with just the slightest hint of a right wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,201
Posted By rvbldr3170
A New RV is Born

Well, the Freindly Aviation Association has determined that N727MM is, in fact, an airplane. They signed her off on July 6th at 11:07 AM.
All I can say is YAAAHHHHOOOO.
First flight has been...
Forum: RV-4 05-30-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,081
Posted By rvbldr3170
Breather Hose

Hi All,
What have some of you done with the oil breather line. I don't see where there is room for an air/oil separator, so I assume you just run the hose down and out the center tunnel.
Anyone?
Forum: RV-4 05-02-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,029
Posted By rvbldr3170
So much for ultra light...

Hi all,
Well, I weighed 727MM yesterday, and I must admit I was a little disapointed.
Empty weight with simple glass panel, no lights, no paint, 0-360, Catto Prop, was 953 lbs (certified scales). I...
Forum: RV-4 04-08-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,568
Posted By rvbldr3170
RV-4 Tire Question

My understanding is the pressure recovery wheel pants are worth 5-7 MPH over the old style. Not personal experience, but discussion with several "Converts".
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By rvbldr3170
Wood Gear Stiffeners

Hi all,
How many of you -4 flyers have or haven't used the wood stiffeners on you gear legs?

And if you haven't used them, is the bouncing too much to be tolerated, or is it acceptable?
Forum: RV-4 01-03-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By rvbldr3170
Flap Fairing

What I did was cut the main fairing right at the trailing edge of the wing, and cut another piece to match the flap. I tapered the piece for the flap and it looks much better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By rvbldr3170
Transition Training

Hi all,
Well, It's gettin' 'bout time to take some transition training, I'm gettin' near to flyin' this contraption.
Here's the problem. The insurance company says I have to have 5 hours of dual in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,492
Posted By rvbldr3170
... another trick

you can use, is to make a panel overlay the same size as the panel blank out of .016 aluminum, and be more careful when you drill, punch, poke, the holes through it. You can rivet the overlay to the...
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,918
Posted By rvbldr3170
..so I was wondering if you will have any...

..so I was wondering if you will have any pictures of your work you wouldn't mind sharing...it will be really appreciated..

Thanks

Bruno Dionne
rv4@videotron.ca[/QUOTE]

Sorry, but I didn't take...
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,918
Posted By rvbldr3170
Removing Sika Primer from Canopy

Ok, I am a klutz.
Now that that is over with, does anyone know how to remove Sika primer from the inside of the canopy without using abrasives? I taped off the primer line, but I had the canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By rvbldr3170
Striping a polished RV

Hi all,
I am in the process of polishing my airplane, (along with a million other finishing jobs), and I have a question for the painting gurus out there.
How do you paint stripes on a polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,083
Posted By rvbldr3170
Anyone interested in buying a cracked RV-4 canopy - Cheap?

But seriously, I cracked mine by working on the opposite side from where the crack occurred. I had the right side cleco'ed on and was adjusting the left side. 2 problems - winter - temperature in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,351
Posted By rvbldr3170
static port

Alrighty then, a static port it is.
But seriously thanks for all the input. That's what I love about this site !

In defense of the mechanic, he is an old WWII guy, and mostly all the work he does is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,351
Posted By rvbldr3170
Static Port - or not

Hi all,
I was talking to a local mechanic on Sunday, and I was talking about running the static line on my -4 per Van's reccommedation, and he asked why I was running a static line at all ?!
I didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,452
Posted By rvbldr3170
Vinyl Graphics Suppliers

Hi all,
I am getting to the point of finishing (you know, 90% done - 90% to go) and I am plannning on polishing the plane and using some of the new vinyl graphics for striping.
Questions:
Where do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,921
Posted By rvbldr3170
RV-13

My idea is a tandem seat LSA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,940
Posted By rvbldr3170
RV or Kitfox

If you are waffling between these 2 aircraft, you really need to assess your mission profile, because they are 2 completely different types of aircraft.
If your mission is strictly to fly, either one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,531
Posted By rvbldr3170
RV Paint Schemes

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/2549/rv4paintschemesilver.png[/IMG]Hi all,
Here is mine for my RV-4. the plane is going to be polished with the red and blue stripes
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,479
Posted By rvbldr3170
Positech Oil Cooler

Hi all,
I bought a Positech oil cooler (P/N 4211) for my RV-4 (O-360 parrallel valve) and I have heard some people say it doesn't do the job all the time.
Does anyone have any experience with this...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 275,914
Posted By rvbldr3170
Air Dams ??

You probably already know this, but don't forget to put air dams on the front of cylinders #1 & #2.

Lookin' good!

Hans[/QUOTE]
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By rvbldr3170
oil filter conversion

Anybody care to rspond??
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By rvbldr3170
Oil Filter Conversion

Hi all,
Will the Casper labs Vertical Oil Filter conversion fit an RV-4?
My engine has the oil screen and I want to convert it to a filter,but I don't know what will fit.
I am putting my battery on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,195
Posted By rvbldr3170
Punched holes

There are literally thousands of airplanes flying that have punched holes in them. A lot of the RV crowd uses a Whitney punch to speed up the process of making holes when they are near an edge, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,195
Posted By rvbldr3170
drilling pre "punched" holes

Am I missing something here?
The original hole is a punched hole, so why would punching the dimple die through an ever so slightly undersized hole be a problem?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-19-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,135
Posted By rvbldr3170
Dynon D-180 connection to GTX-327

I hope someone here has run into this problem.
Connecting my Dynon D-180 to my Garmin GTX-327, I am not sure of the connections.
The schematic with the GTX doesn't show a Dynon hookup, but it shows...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,043
Posted By rvbldr3170
EFIS Quandary

<<The Dynon D180 is an attractive all-in-one system with an EFIS and EMS in one box, plus the capability to drive a Dynon autopilot servo. >>

And now, for a completely biased opinion, I find it hard...
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By rvbldr3170
Rivets & other hardware

Dan,
If you recieved the packing lists with the kit, they are a good start, because they tell you exactly what is supposed to be in each numbered bag (you are going to need hardware in these bags as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By rvbldr3170
Dynon Remote Compass Module

No, I didn't use angle "iron" that was just a generic term. It's aluminum.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By rvbldr3170
Dynon Remote Compass Module

Here's one of those "oops" moments.
I made an angle iron bracket to mount my RCM on top of the longerons behind the baggage compartment of my RV-4. Talked to Dynon factory support and they said that...
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By rvbldr3170
Fuel Pump/Firewall Interference

Hi all,
On my RV-4, (0-360) even though I bought the special fuel pump overflow fitting that Van's sells, I still only have about 1/8" - 1/4" clearance between the fitting and the firewall.
I have...
Forum: RV-4 05-07-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By rvbldr3170
RV-4 footwells

If you have the book "24 years of the RVator" the plans are in there.That's where I got mine from.
Forum: RV-4 05-05-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By rvbldr3170
Inverted fuel and oil

Mine has inverted fuel, not oil
Forum: RV-4 05-05-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,318
Posted By rvbldr3170
You and others are correct. The 'standard' filter box won't fit on the SJ cowl for ca

I have the SJ cowl and it came with an intake "scoop"separate from the cowl, and Will told me for an 0-360, you must cut off the one that is molded on and replace it with the longer, deeper one that...
Forum: RV-4 04-09-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,562
Posted By rvbldr3170
Considering -4 over -8

Asking for opinions, I will supply some of mine, and please note they are exactly that, opinions.

If you are a larger pilot, and/or need/want the extra "people space" the 8 wins this one

The cost...
Forum: RV-4 03-16-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,765
Posted By rvbldr3170
Master and Starter solenoid mounting

Hi all,
I am starting to think through the installation of some of the electrical stuff in my -4, and I am wondering where some of you have mounted the Master and Starter Solenoids. In the book "24...
Forum: RV-4 02-05-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 58,339
Posted By rvbldr3170
bigger tires

Hi all,
Will those larger tires work with Van's kit supplied wheel fairings (New design 2 piece)?
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,376
Posted By rvbldr3170
Empty Weights?

Van's lists the RV-4 at 905-913, but I have yet to hear from anyone who has one that is near that light.
That being said, that's why I posted the question.

I am just going to plug along and be very...
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,376
Posted By rvbldr3170
Empty Weights?

Hi all,
Hey, how about some empty weights for some of the flying RV-4's out there.
Is under 900 lbs. even a remote possibility?
Mine is going to be:
0-360 Carb'ed, No lights, Catto Prop ( I think),...
Forum: RV-4 12-19-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,444
Posted By rvbldr3170
Thicker side skins on fwd fuselage

Smoky,
Why the thicker side skins if using the 0-360?
That's what I'm going to use, and this is something I wasn't aware of.
Could you enllighten me?

Thanx
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,743
Posted By rvbldr3170
Catto vs. Sens.

Smoky,
How in the world do you figure out the pitch difference between manufacturers?
Craig told me he recommends the 72x74 for my setup, and that sounds a LOT different than the 72x 85 sensenich...
Forum: RV-4 12-05-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,743
Posted By rvbldr3170
Plus and Minus of the Sensenich 180 hp prop

Is anyone using this combination on an RV-4?
O-360 (9:1 compression) Carbureted
Sam James cowl and plenum
Sensenich 72" metal prop (72FM8S16-1 85)

How much less efficient is this prop vs. the...
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,743
Posted By rvbldr3170
Yet another Prop question

Hi all,
I know, I know, propellers have been worked over in the forums, but I have one more question. Does the Sensenich 72" metal prop (72FM8S16-1 (85) - RV-4 180 HP) that Van's sells, have the...
Forum: RV-4 10-10-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,166
Posted By rvbldr3170
RV-4 Cockpit room

I'm 6'-2" and 230 lbs. and I am building my second RV-4. I didn't put footwells in my first one, but I am putting them in my second. I also moved the front seat back 1-1/4" . I have sat in the back...
Forum: RV-4 10-09-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,605
Posted By rvbldr3170
EMP ??

The RV-4 CAN be really tail heavy with an O-320 and a wood prop even with the stock empennage.
I would look at this mod with very scareful consideration
Forum: RV-4 09-25-2008, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,119
Posted By rvbldr3170
4 pipe vs. 2 pipe Vetterman exhaust

Hi all,
I am about to purchase the exhaust system for my -4, and I am wondering what the advantages/disadvantages of the 4 pipe vs. 2 pipe system are.
I am thinking of buying the 4 pipe for a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By rvbldr3170
Welding

The skins are 2024 and the longerons are 6061. I don't think welding is recommended on 2024, so that may be a limimting factor. Besides both the skins and longerons are heat treated to a t-6...
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