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Forum: RV-4 02-08-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,506
Posted By RV4er
PM Sent

Hi Chris. Sent you a PM
Forum: RV-4 02-02-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 284,119
Posted By RV4er
Almost Home

http://i55.tinypic.com/28i2aed.jpg

Go Pro 960
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,601
Posted By RV4er
I installed them this past winter in my 10 year...

I installed them this past winter in my 10 year old RV-4. The installation was simple and instructions clear. The only small problem I had was that my AOA top sensor in the left wing was in the way...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By RV4er
Thanks!!!

Thanks for your post gents. I plan to make a run down to check out the area as soon as time permits. How long of a drive is it out to 9X1 from say downtown Conroe? That might be the ticket.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-20-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By RV4er
Conroe, TX area hangar needed starting June.

Come June we are moving from Ft. Worth down to Conroe. Any leads on a hangar in that area for my 4?

I would like to end up with my own hangar, but would initialy be okay with sharing.


Thanks,

Tim
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,335
Posted By RV4er
Plus 2

Add two more to the list.
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 49,215
Posted By RV4er
Okay I took the plunge

Hans thanks for your pictures. That helped answer a couple of questions. Cutting out the bottom isn't much of a problem. Moving the mounting brackets was more work then I wanted to do. "Big" tires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,598
Posted By RV4er
Quiz results

Rocketbob, better luck next time. You got a 33.3 % on that quiz. : )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,598
Posted By RV4er
Been there

I have a O-320 A2B on my 4. Narrow deck with no plates as per the parts manual. When I got the engine someone had installed the higher compression pistons to up the HP to 160 and had flown it for...
Forum: RV-4 12-19-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By RV4er
Thanks!!

Thanks for taking time to give your input. :)
Forum: RV-4 12-16-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By RV4er
Hmmmmmmm

So it appears there are only two of us that have had this problem. Thanks Tom for your feedback. I pick up my Hotel Whisky extended tanks Friday and need to get cracking on this seat thing.

I see...
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By RV4er
Front Seat Suggestion???

After 2.5 hours in my 4 I am hurting. I bought some of the confer foam and made a new lower seat, but it still isn’t a whole lot better. I have seen Vetterman’s RV-4 with a sling type seat, but...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-21-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,095
Posted By RV4er
My 2 cents worth

GPM is the cheapest in the area. I'm paying $195 for my enclosed T-Hangar. I do understand where you are coming from. I am from Indy and paid $70-$75 for a nice open T-Hangar on a grass strip. Had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,119
Posted By RV4er
The rule of 7"s

Here is a quick easy way to remember drill bit sizes.

The rivet sizes are -3, -4, -5, and -6

The drill bit sizes are 40, 30, 21, and 11

Take the rivet dash number and figure what first number of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,558
Posted By RV4er
Hmmm how did they do that?

I have a A2B on my -4 that did not come, per the parts manual, with hold down plates. Because of that, I was leary to put higher compression piston in it. I was told that I could go with longer...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,558
Posted By RV4er
Will work but????

From my understanding it can be done, but longer stud's will have to be installed. Not sure what kind of price tag that would have.
Forum: RV-4 09-12-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By RV4er
Here is what I did.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=28008&page=2&highlight=Gascolator
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,560
Posted By RV4er
Meet Mr Garret plus my pictures of Pecan

I believe he said his name was Garret. Here is what I learned from Garret. This is grandpa’s Super Cub. It flies 160 mph at 100 feet. Grandpa once flew it to "New Hamster." It took three days to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 405,766
Posted By RV4er
My awesome wife of 15 years…as of next month

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9808/dsc03161u.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By RV4er
Great engine

I have this engine on my RV-4 and have been happy with it; however, a few things you should know. The O-320 A2B is what they call a “narrow deck”, conical mount engine. It could be found on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,580
Posted By RV4er
Thanks to all who have responded (MicMuffs?)

I have ordered a pair of the Oregon Aero MicMuffs to see if they will help the cockpit noise problem. I'll let you know how they turn out.

http://www.oregonaero.com/p5657-2001.html#installmic
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-27-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,152
Posted By RV4er
Sorry to hear!!!

I am sorry to hear of Waltz passing. You and your family will be in my prayers. I flew my RV back to Indy this summer and took this picture of him while...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-23-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,580
Posted By RV4er
Intercom Problem

Good morning all,

I have a RV-4 with a 403 MC intercom installed. I have a problem and am just about at wits end with it.

On the ground with engine off it works great. Once the engine is...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,951
Posted By RV4er
Talking The best thing.....

The best thing about it is once you climb back into a Cessna 172 you feel like you are flying a wide body. : )
Forum: RV-4 10-13-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By RV4er
Good question!!

My 4 doesn't have rear floors. I have been concerned and have thought about adding them in; however, it has 400 hours with no sign of a problem. That was the way it was when I bought it. The...
Forum: Autopilots 08-28-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,571
Posted By RV4er
Jamie

I have not read all the post in this thread so this may have been covered before. I installed the same set up in my RV 4 using the Safe Air installation kit. When I tried to set up the EZ Pilot on...
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,021
Posted By RV4er
I had same problem

On my first trip with 170 lbs in the rear seat the tail fell out from under me during the flare. There wasn't much I could do but hang on. I found that adding a little bit of power during the flare...
Forum: RV-4 06-16-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 231,023
Posted By RV4er
OUTSTANDING!!!!

Congrats!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV4er
Which Bi-Plane Kit?

Mel,

Which Bi-Plane kit are you building?
Forum: RV-4 04-08-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 284,119
Posted By RV4er
Updated Photo's

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/5593/dsc03257vy4.jpg

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8950/dsc03294yw9.jpg
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,849
Posted By RV4er
1,000 words

Here you go Steve....a picture is worth a 1,000 words.

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1536/dsc00259zr1.jpg
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 284,119
Posted By RV4er
N594TL

Finished Product



http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9522/dscn4570ul2.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 01-29-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By RV4er
Info

I live near Keller and work near Grand Prarie. I would like to have a hangar near the house but havn't had any luck. Hicks and Northwest Regional are the two closest airports to Keller. Most of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By RV4er
Call AEA

Chuck,

Call AEA in the morning and give them your engine model. They will fix you right up. They are a great company to deal with. I doubt Aircraft Spruce will be able to help you.

Aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,579
Posted By RV4er
Alex De Dominicis

I wanted to put a plug in for Alex De Dominicis. I did all of my transition training with him and found him to be a very professional and patient instructor.

Thanks...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By RV4er
She flys!

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6100/img6208vz2.jpg

January 12, 0830, at Grand Prarie, Texas.

You Tube Links

1st takeoff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOeInnBxqpY
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,421
Posted By RV4er
Smile Clips for Second First Flight this morning

RV-4 N594TL had its first flight after a major rebuild of the airframe and engine this morning from Grand Prarie Texas. All went well.

Here is a link to the takeoff and landing clips. Turn up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By RV4er
Had same problem

I finished the rebuild of my O-320 a few weeks ago and used all new ECI Titan cylinders. I was only able to use two out of eight original pushrods. Fortionatly I had a friend that had a large box...
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By RV4er
Thanks

Thanks fellows,

Put on the engine last night and went pretty painless installing the bolts backwards. To put the two lower bolts nut forward, I would have had to jack the airplane, pull the mount,...
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By RV4er
Backwards Engine mount bolts?

I’m ready to hang the engine on my conical mount RV-4. However, there is not enough clearance between the firewall and the two lower engine mounts to install the bolts from back to front. To do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By RV4er
Point well taken

Point well taken. The other three times I caught it when it arrived. This time I missed it. Oh well beter luck next time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By RV4er
Bummed at Vans, again

Tonight was to be a great night. Friends were there to mount the new engine. That was until I found out that the engine mount bolts were incorrect. Once home I checked my invoice only to discover...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By RV4er
Thanks Smokey

Thanks for the info. I shall buy the adapter.
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By RV4er
Thanks

Thanks Steve!
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 231,023
Posted By RV4er
Wings on!

Photo w/engine coming soon.http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9091/wingsonis6.jpg
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By RV4er
Which filter?

Thanks for the reply. Do you remember the number for your filter?
Forum: RV-4 10-10-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By RV4er
Thanks

Steve,

Thanks! Your pictures showed me what I needed to know. Your airplane is looking great. Looking forward to seeing pictures of it together with the new paint.
Forum: RV-4 10-10-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By RV4er
Will it fit?

Does any know if a Lycoming oil filter adapter will fit a conical mount RV-4?

I was concerned with mount and firewall clearance.

Engine is O-320-A2B.

Thanks,
Forum: RV-4 10-10-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By RV4er
Lycoming Oil Filter Adapter for RV-4

Does any know if a Lycoming oil filter adapter will fit a conical mount RV-4?

I was concerned with mount and firewall clearance.

Engine is O-320-A2B.

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By RV4er
Interesting side note

While in A&P school I also was taught that you didn't use nylon lock nuts in front of the firewall. You might find it interesting though that the Continental (TCM) parts book for the early engines,...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 231,023
Posted By RV4er
Move to the airport

The big move to the airport.


http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/5625/dsc01423hg2.jpg
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By RV4er
Thanks fellows

Thanks fellows. I got er moved. The picture is under RV4 project updates.
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By RV4er
RV-4 long gear outside tire gear width needed

I need to pick up a trailer today to move my 4 to the airport. I forgot to measure the gear width before I left home. Anybody know the gear width to the outside of the tires?

Thanks
Forum: RV-4 06-22-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By RV4er
Taxi latch link

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=2101
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By RV4er
Connect Paraflex tube to Aluminum tube?

My upper brake line is the paraflex tubing and I need to couple it to aluminum tubing starting at my upper gear leg. Any ideas?

I can flair the paraflex tubing but I'm not sure it will hold up...
Forum: RV-4 06-03-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 231,023
Posted By RV4er
Looks good

Dennis,

Thanks for the photo. I'm a few weeks behind you.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-03-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,129
Posted By RV4er
A few pictures

I drove down from Ft. Worth for my first visit to SWRFI. It was a lot smaller then I was expecting; however, I still had a good time. I stayed around for the banquet and to hear Mr. Kranz. I wasn’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By RV4er
Long RV-8 fuselage stringer needed near Ft. Worth

Does anyone near Fort Worth have an extra 15’ long fuselage stringer that they would be willing to sell? I’m looking for the person who went with the slow built wings and quick built fuselage and...
Forum: RV-4 04-29-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 169,969
Posted By RV4er
My Panel

Notice the paper Trio wing leveler. A whole lot cheaper then the real thing.


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3582/dsc00843hq0.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,601
Posted By RV4er
News Link

http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0407/416674.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 18,481
Posted By RV4er
Bottom Line

Do you remember this post from Jim Irwin?

“...As our Customer Service Department stated before, we did receive some fittings that were not stamped, and we have requested that the supplier exchage...
Forum: RV-4 04-14-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,359
Posted By RV4er
Taxi Latch

Here are photo's of my taxi latch. A big thanks to Bob Avery for giving me the idea.

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1259/dsc00697uh0.jpg...
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