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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,271
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, 08:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 31,699
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, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,177
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
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, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,892
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I am giving away my age ,but that’s what we...

I am giving away my age ,but that’s what we called in 60s also Tom
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-17-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
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, 06:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,177
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 03-21-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
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, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,402
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, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,572
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
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, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,058
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,457
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,336
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, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
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, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,336
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, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,218
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,803
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,049
Posted By Tomcat RV4
$139 version available Walmart on line also! Tom

$139 version available Walmart on line also! Tom
Forum: RV-12 02-26-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,511
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,728
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,646
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,692
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Thanks a bunch..?Tom

Thanks a bunch..?Tom
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
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, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,411
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,827
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, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,411
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,422
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, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,956
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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,281
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...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,014
Posted By Tomcat RV4
As a long time race car builder an 1st time...

As a long time race car builder an 1st time airpane builder,I was pleasantly shocked with tremoundous support and helpful knowledge supplied by ROSS @ SDS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,646
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Have used gas door setup from Dodge pickup,as...

Have used gas door setup from Dodge pickup,as well as other trucks,depending on what shape you need !
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-23-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,281
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I am curious if Ross would agree,but my personal...

I am curious if Ross would agree,but my personal experience w J25 is std stock flywheel and rubber coupling ,makes for smooth running combo ! Sometimes our obsession w
Weight is a detriment ! Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,998
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Sent mine in RV 4 # 538 A/W Late 2016, 1st flight...

Sent mine in RV 4 # 538 A/W Late 2016, 1st flight spring 2017....Tom
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-28-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 123,651
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Scott , your introspective and continuing...

Scott , your introspective and continuing itdialog are so heartwarming ! Tom
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-26-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 123,651
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I have enjoyed your travel log,as you progress...

I have enjoyed your travel log,as you progress with the Lord's guidense ! It gives us all hope in overall good of ma kind ! To
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Great, interesting, info , story. Lived in North...

Great, interesting, info , story. Lived in North East all my life and never knew these details. Thanks, Tom
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 123,651
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Having spent 9+ years building -4,always had...

Having spent 9+ years building -4,always had garage doors open ,an welcomed all kinds of visitors,exchanged many stories,it's the people we share time with that makes aviation so great and wonderful !
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-28-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,627
Posted By Tomcat RV4
The color SURE don't effect the great service or...

The color SURE don't effect the great service or quality ! Tom
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 113,371
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I thought we are experimenters, made adaptors to...

I thought we are experimenters, made adaptors to mount 2.5 Subaru STOCK 165HP, wrx engine,to same o-320 engine mount, SDS Computer,to run ignition ,fuel injection, because RV 4, had to build...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I don't know of a safer way than rollback flatbed...

I don't know of a safer way than rollback flatbed tow truck.I had seen many home brew methods, that really scared me, so hiring flatbed was no brainier when I moved RV 4 to airport last year ! Tom
Forum: Interiors 07-28-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,722
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Take a good look at vents for Vans RV 10, have 2...

Take a good look at vents for Vans RV 10, have 2 ft and 2 rear in RV4, even get lot of prop air waiting for departure ! Tom
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Will look morrow pm ,if no other rep!ys..Tom

Will look morrow pm ,if no other rep!ys..Tom
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 99,312
Posted By Tomcat RV4
What a fantastic write up,can't wait to see "The...

What a fantastic write up,can't wait to see "The rest of the story" A almost neighbor an very envious RV owner ! Tom
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Dont know how they will work ,as about to start...

Dont know how they will work ,as about to start flying,but installed 4 rv10 vents,2 front,2 for rear.Tomcatrv4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By Tomcat RV4
A big congratulation to Audrey and GREAT PARENTS...

A big congratulation to Audrey and GREAT PARENTS !
Tom Hankamp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,871
Posted By Tomcat RV4
You can get same pump at most auto parts store,...

You can get same pump at most auto parts store, tell them it's on your tractor !
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,003
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Any body coated tanks with clear epoxy ? It was...

Any body coated tanks with clear epoxy ? It was suggested by tech counseled with -6 ? Seriously çonsidering , as it would be paintable, and not affected by fuel !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,196
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Come on guys & girls ,it's about time aviation...

Come on guys & girls ,it's about time aviation moved into this century, in 1995 I would not trust electronic ignition, but today ,no reason not to use it along with NORMAL spark plugs !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,937
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Doug an Family, thanks for your many years of...

Doug an Family, thanks for your many years of support ! I have developed many new friends as result of your dedication to this website ! I have been building RV4 almost as long ,and you an members...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,422
Posted By Tomcat RV4
ATF fluid is used in HIGH pressures in auto trans...

ATF fluid is used in HIGH pressures in auto trans for years, much harder application,an heat temps as well.I would have used in my RV, but AP is old school and would not let me
Forum: RV-4 03-22-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,829
Posted By Tomcat RV4
THANKS A BUNCH FOR ALL YOUR REPLYS ...TOM

THANKS A BUNCH FOR ALL YOUR REPLYS ...TOM
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,829
Posted By Tomcat RV4
RV-4 landing

I recently read long write-up on take off/landing RV8, any one or several people have any
Comments regarding same on RV4 ?
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,813
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Sounds like another good reason to use Subaru...

Sounds like another good reason to use Subaru with factory fuel injection controlled by
SDS FUEL/IGNITION CONTROL !
Forum: Safety 03-14-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,681
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I second avare on tablet,even gives good ground...

I second avare on tablet,even gives good ground speed in car ! Tom
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-13-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,635
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Congratulations! I am jealous,as I have my Rv4 w...

Congratulations! I am jealous,as I have my Rv4 w 2.5 suby waiting for me to get back to NY from Fla. AW, Taxi testing fuel & cooling no leaks,ready for good preflight and then fly.Tom
Forum: RV-4 03-08-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,233
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I would also like photos as I was trying to...

I would also like photos as I was trying to figure out what to do ! Please use my e mail !
pvnyejag2@juno.com THANKS A BUNCH Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 833
Posted By Tomcat RV4
Sun & Fun

Any one from or near Jacksonville,Fla flying to Sun&Fun for only Tues April 4th ,that has room for 1 pass/copilot ? Tom text-phone 845 464 6328
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,685
Posted By Tomcat RV4
I rebui!t 100s of British cars in my...

I rebui!t 100s of British cars in my early.career, and all got NAPA $15 dollar version of $45 dollar facet pumps.àlso have seen many NON facet pumps in older Cherokees !
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