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Forum: RV-4 11-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bunker Hill
A generous helping of velcro on the bottom of the...

A generous helping of velcro on the bottom of the passenger seat and a thorough pre-flight briefing with the passenger while he/she is actually sitting in the rear seat, to point out any areas they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By Bunker Hill
Thanks 2bolts!

Thanks 2bolts!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By Bunker Hill
My father's big hero when he was a kid was his...

My father's big hero when he was a kid was his uncle, USMC aviator Maj. Wendell Langston. Wendell first saw action in January of 1945 while flying F4U Corsairs with Marine Squadron VMF-221 "Fighting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,661
Posted By Bunker Hill
As long as they have a good smoke system I don't...

As long as they have a good smoke system I don't see a problem. ;)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,361
Posted By Bunker Hill
RV's @ Union Parish Airport (F87), Louisiana

My father and I were out at the hangar on Sunday after just receiving the inspection sign-off on our RV-4. For such a relatively small and unknown airstrip, F87 has become an amazing hotbed of RV...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-02-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By Bunker Hill
RV transition training in East Texas/Louisiana?

We have a freshly built RV-4 in northen Louisiana and are looking for a CFI in the region who can help us transition into the type. Anywhere from Dallas, TX to Jackson, MS would work great, but...
Forum: RV-4 09-25-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 241,680
Posted By Bunker Hill
Andrew, Where did you source the lettering and...

Andrew,

Where did you source the lettering and pinstripe surrounds for the various switches on your instrument panel? It's an exceptional looking panel!
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By Bunker Hill
Hey blueflyer, I'm in Shreveport as well, and...

Hey blueflyer,

I'm in Shreveport as well, and my father's RV-4 is just about to make its maiden flight out of Farmerville (NW of West Monroe). Maybe in the months to come we'll be in a position to...
Forum: RV-4 11-27-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 241,680
Posted By Bunker Hill
WAM120RV, Sorry for taking so long. I imagine...

WAM120RV,

Sorry for taking so long. I imagine you've worked past the control stick enclosure by now, but here are a couple of photos of how we did it. We basically cut the panel into four sections...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bunker Hill
Which specific Sikaflex compound did you use? It...

Which specific Sikaflex compound did you use? It looks like there are about a half-dozen to choose from on their website.
Forum: RV-4 04-01-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,288
Posted By Bunker Hill
My father fabricated these from scratch and...

My father fabricated these from scratch and they've worked out perfectly with no clearance issues. I'm not sure how they size up against the RVator or RV-8 footwells, but they really make a huge...
Forum: RV-4 02-27-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 241,680
Posted By Bunker Hill
I thought Id post some new photos of the build...

I thought Id post some new photos of the build progress on my father's RV-4. We're currently trying to complete the cockpit wiring. After seven years of fabrication were finally hoping for the...
Forum: RV-4 08-16-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,959
Posted By Bunker Hill
Perhaps if they offered a quick build kit, those...

Perhaps if they offered a quick build kit, those dismal sales number would increase. How many RV-8's might there be today if there were no quick build option?? I dare say far less than are...
Forum: RV-4 08-19-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 178,298
Posted By Bunker Hill
http://www.members.aol.com/skychrgr1/RV4/panel01.j...

http://www.members.aol.com/skychrgr1/RV4/panel01.jpg

http://www.members.aol.com/skychrgr1/RV4/panel02.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By Bunker Hill
Last time I was at Pounds Field in Tyler, there...

Last time I was at Pounds Field in Tyler, there was a gentleman building an RV-8 kit inside the Historic Aircraft Museum hangar at the east side of the field (just look for the warbirds sitting...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bunker Hill
Excellent Mike, thanks :cool:

Excellent Mike, thanks :cool:
Forum: RV-4 09-19-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bunker Hill
Filling small gaps in the firewall?

In forming our firewall, we ended up with very small gaps at both top corners where the bends in the sheetmetal terminate. Not a big deal, but definitely not something I'm willing to leave...
Forum: RV-4 05-19-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By Bunker Hill
From what I understand, it's not a bad...

From what I understand, it's not a bad proposition if your sole desire is to showcase the retract option. You're going to consume much of the plane's other performance capabilities to make it work...
Forum: RV-4 12-12-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 241,680
Posted By Bunker Hill
Dayton, what type of paint did you use on your...

Dayton, what type of paint did you use on your instrument panel? I like the gray non-spec finish. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,654
Posted By Bunker Hill
Yet I can drive all I want without a license as...

Yet I can drive all I want without a license as long as it's not on a government-maintained roadway. Don't grow so accustomed to being governed that your grasp on the underlying nature of your own...
Forum: RV-4 06-21-2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 178,298
Posted By Bunker Hill
I'm shooting for this or something very...

I'm shooting for this or something very similar.

http://www.members.aol.com/skychrgr1/Aircraft/RVpanel1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,486
Posted By Bunker Hill
Yet another progressive media gem engineered to...

Yet another progressive media gem engineered to cultivate as many bug-eyed "commercial watchers" as possible for the least amount of actual investment in production. Throw together a bunch of stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,389
Posted By Bunker Hill
I'd be curious to hear more from RV-4 owners...

I'd be curious to hear more from RV-4 owners regarding their take on the side-tip canopy and how well (or not) it's supposed to open in flight under bailout conditions. My plan has always been to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
Posted By Bunker Hill
The spray on tint is good for automotive...

The spray on tint is good for automotive taillights, etc, but not for clear surfaces you plan on looking through. If you were planning on just spraying the area above your head and you don't spend a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,360
Posted By Bunker Hill
Most useful tool for the money...

Most useful tool for the money IMO...

https://www.averytools.com/cart/images/product/large/45.jpg

Avery's edge bending tool, for keeping those skin panel edges sucked down. $14, and nary a hint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By Bunker Hill
*resized the images to save bandwidth :eek:

*resized the images to save bandwidth :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By Bunker Hill
Shop

I helped my father build this shop about two years ago, just prior to our taking delivery of the RV-4 project. He laid the 20' x 40' slab in the corner of a large pole barn erected by my grandfather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2005, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Hud
Views: 2,040
Posted By Bunker Hill
Someone developed an experemental HUD for the...

Someone developed an experemental HUD for the Dynon D-10 about a year ago. I'm not sure, but I think I recall he ran into a problem with not having a way to adjust the brightness for daytime use. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,586
Posted By Bunker Hill
It's not so heavy that he can't haul passengers...

It's not so heavy that he can't haul passengers around. Might make for a real fun plane flown solo. :)

Someone should seriously consider refining Klaus' system into a marketable product.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,586
Posted By Bunker Hill
1) Factory pre-punched RV-4 kit (first &...

1) Factory pre-punched RV-4 kit (first & foremost)

2) DEFINITELY would love to see anyone bring the "RV-82" concept to fruition and offer it in kit form! :):):) Other than the original F-82,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,607
Posted By Bunker Hill
It'd be expensive as **** (comparatively), but...

It'd be expensive as **** (comparatively), but there would be absolutely like it in the skies. Weight & balance would be an interesting prospect!

BTW - thanks for the new screen saver. :cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,036
Posted By Bunker Hill
http://www.buy-ei.com/images/Front%20Page%20Main%2...

http://www.buy-ei.com/images/Front%20Page%20Main%20Display.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2005, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,036
Posted By Bunker Hill
Electronics International MVP-50

Has anyone had the opportunity to see one of these units in person? Looks very exciting, but I'm interested in how user friendly it is with so many points of information crammed into one small unit....
Forum: RV-4 05-26-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,953
Posted By Bunker Hill
We visited with Mr. Vetterman a couple weeks back...

We visited with Mr. Vetterman a couple weeks back and were shown his method of keeping the canopy open while operating on the ground. If you look along the far left side of the first picture, you'll...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,210
Posted By Bunker Hill
Dynon EFIS D-10 Heads Up Display

Thought this was well worth...
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bunker Hill
RV-4 Progress Shots

So who's got progress photos they'd like to share?

Here's one of our Louisiana based RV-4 project. We had to build the shop first before we could start the plane, but things are beginning to...
Forum: RV-4 05-10-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By Bunker Hill
Larry didn't have a webpage on his business card,...

Larry didn't have a webpage on his business card, and I'm guessing he doesn't sell these in bulk. I remember him telling us that he had the units manufactured in small quantities by a local CNC shop...
Forum: RV-4 05-09-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By Bunker Hill
If you look just below the canopy, you can see...

If you look just below the canopy, you can see the two inlets installed on the canopy frame. His were unpainted, which makes them easy to spot in the photo. You can also see his canopy locked in...
Forum: RV-4 05-09-2005, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By Bunker Hill
I met as gentleman by the name of Larry Vetterman...

I met as gentleman by the name of Larry Vetterman this past Saturday who has designed a small circular air inlet about 1.5" in diameter that you can add directly into the canopy frame. It's a super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By Bunker Hill
Sun 'n Fun RV Photos?

I was hoping to find a link to RV photos from this year's Sun n' Fun air show in Lakeland (since I wasn't able to attend). Does anyone know of any?
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,803
Posted By Bunker Hill
I received this via e-mail today:

I received this via e-mail today:
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bunker Hill
The book is called "History of the Surviving...

The book is called "History of the Surviving Corsairs" and it's due out this summer through Historic Aeroplane Works Publishing. It's an exhaustive account of the military and civilian histories of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bunker Hill
My uncle flew F4U Corsairs from the USS Bunker...

My uncle flew F4U Corsairs from the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) during WWII, managed to get shot down, and was back aboard the ship when it was set ablaze by two Kamikaze strikes. He survived to tell...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-01-2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bunker Hill
Where is Baker, LA located? Our Rv-4 project is...

Where is Baker, LA located? Our Rv-4 project is located north of Monroe. Must be nice to have a town named ofter you ;)
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,975
Posted By Bunker Hill
RV-4 w/ Retractable gear?

Does anyone have information outlining how the landing gear was engineered into Klaus Roth's RV-4? Any clue what type of gear system he used for the modification? Sure looks sweet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,920
Posted By Bunker Hill
Where can I find a link to the turtledeck mod? ...

Where can I find a link to the turtledeck mod? Our fuselage is arriving in a week or two and if it looks good, I might like to consider it.
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