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Forum: RV-4 10-15-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Tall Man Mod

Hi All
Has everyone done the tall man modification to there RV-4, If so what does it intail?
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Taxi Lights

Hi All
I have been flying my RV at night more and I have noticed that taxi lights would be a good option. Has anybody installed taxi lights on their Taildragger RV
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,521
Posted By Dayton Murdock
This is the CG/ Weight and Balance for my RV-4...

This is the CG/ Weight and Balance for my RV-4


WEIGHT & BALANCE DATA

Make: Vanís Aircraft
Model: RV4 Serial # 4354 Registration # N359DM

Datum= 60 inches forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I have the most current software update: I used 3...

I have the most current software update:
I used 3 different optical tach. devises:
EFIS Tach
780 850
1000 1080
1500 1620
2000 2170
2500 2710
It appears to be off a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Dayton Murdock
EFIS RPM Indication

Hi All
I have AFS 4500 in my RV-4 and I am receiving incorrect RPM readings between my Emags and my EFIS. Has anyone this problem and what did you do to remedy it.
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Flying at last

I am finished with my engine upgrade and have flown the airplane for the five hours necessary in phase 1. I am delighted with the performance change the aircraft exceeds my expectations. The cruise...
Forum: RV-4 05-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Has anyone installed the new cowl air scoop with...

Has anyone installed the new cowl air scoop with screws? post pictures if you can.
Forum: RV-4 04-29-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Update

Hi All
I have hung the engine (Tight Fit!!) and I am in process of connecting all of the controls and firewall penetrations. The exhaust system is ordered and a new starter is coming. Lots of small...
Forum: RV-4 04-28-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Prop cable run

Prop cable run
Does anybody have any good pictures of how their prop cable goes through the firewall on their RV 4
Forum: RV-4 04-01-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Hi All Do any of you have a picture of how you...

Hi All
Do any of you have a picture of how you prop cable runs to your governor?
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,029
Posted By Dayton Murdock
What is flexing

What is flexing to cause this to happen. Until that is resolved this deformation will occur again.
Forum: RV-4 01-30-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Well I am officially waiting for an engine, I...

Well I am officially waiting for an engine, I have install an autopilot moved my ELT, move the battery and relays and installed the governor mod to the firewall.
The seats are out to the upholsterer...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Hi All I started the firewall hole for the...

Hi All
I started the firewall hole for the governor clearance. The wire has been rerouted for the aft fuselage, Auto pilot is installed, fore and aft sticks have re wired, ELT and the trim system is...
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
http://i63.tinypic.com/ncl79g.jpg New location...

http://i63.tinypic.com/ncl79g.jpg

New location for the trim system relays is already paying dividends.
After testing I discovered that the elevator relay did not survive the relocation.
...
Forum: RV-4 12-18-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I have started to assemble things This is the...

I have started to assemble things
This is the pitch servo
http://i63.tinypic.com/vqh0fk.jpg

Next is the wire run, and so on:)
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Wiring

Hi All
I am still moving wires around getting ready for the auto pilot upgrade

http://i67.tinypic.com/s26xjl.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/jjtv05.jpg

now if I could just remember where they all went...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Yesterday I punch the hole for my autopilot...

Yesterday I punch the hole for my autopilot upgrade. I was reminded that we build and upgrade your airplanes with the help and support of your friends and family. My wife made a excel spread sheet to...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
The CG I knew about, Restricred AW what is...

The CG I knew about, Restricred AW what is that?
And I told my wife before I started that this would be cost neutral ;)
Forum: RV-4 11-25-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Update

Hi All
I have moved the Fuselage to the shop and begun...
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,025
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Dayton's engine upgrade

Hi All
I have decided to upgrade my RV-4 with a O360 C/S and this will be the thread of that process.

http://i68.tinypic.com/1e9v9s.jpg

I look forward to any commits and advise
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,422
Posted By Dayton Murdock
DJM Mfg makes a AR style throttle lever and grip

DJM Mfg makes a AR style throttle lever and grip
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Alvord Desert Eclipse

Hi All
Is anyone flying up to the Alvord Desert to watch the eclipse?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Going to Monroe WA

Hi all
I am going to Monroe Washington to attend my sisters birthday party I will be landing at W 16 is there any information I may need to know. The dates are June 24 through the 26
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Thank You for all the responses I cleaned the...

Thank You for all the responses
I cleaned the bendix with solvent and installed it.
After recharging my battery (left the master on) and several ground starts I think it is good to go
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Smile Thanks for the information:)

Thanks for the information:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Starter died

Hi All
My starter finally failed today I think it is the Bendix and I am having a hard time finding an old Delco starter for a O320 I like having The heavier starter to bring my CG farther forward is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Going to Santa Monica (SMO)

Hi All
I have never been there, Is there public parking? How far is the walk to the Spitfire Grill? Any other information will be a big help.

Thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,551
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I don't think ice was a factor the OAT was 41 deg...

I don't think ice was a factor the OAT was 41 deg and the fuel lines are in the exit air stream. 10 years of operation makes me think it time for the pump to be changed :rolleyes: least-way I hope...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,551
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Well there is fear at 10.5K with zero fuel...

Well there is fear at 10.5K with zero fuel pressure :eek:

But its all good, I went home and the new pump is on its way
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,551
Posted By Dayton Murdock
My fuel pump was new with the engine rebuild. it...

My fuel pump was new with the engine rebuild. it has 886 hours on it
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,551
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Fuel Pump

Hi all
Yesterday I took off Carson City heading for Sacramento to see my friends.
As I leveled off at 10,500 feet I did a instrument scan in the fuel pressure was reading .6 pounds and blinking...
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 245,914
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Awesome Greag I remember that day :)

Awesome Greag I remember that day :)
Forum: RV-4 01-14-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,425
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Smokyray is correct !! I have flown several -4s...

Smokyray is correct !!

I have flown several -4s fix and C/S props,320 and 360. they all preform well but my light fix pitch O320 -4 is my favorite.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,734
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I will be there

My son and I will be there
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,734
Posted By Dayton Murdock
BUKO is in plus 1

BUKO is in plus 1
Forum: RV-4 04-06-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Canopy lock

I like it:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By Dayton Murdock
RV-4 Fuselage kit

Hi All

I am looking for a RV-4 Fuselage kit or one that has been started for a friend

please send a PM
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Torque plates available

Hi All
After developing plates with Paul Dye he encouraged me to make them available to RV builders or engine builders at a modest price. If someone is interested send me a PM
Forum: RV-4 03-23-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,113
Posted By Dayton Murdock
N359DM weight sheet

WEIGHT & BALANCE DATA

Make: Vanís Aircraft
Model: RV4 Serial # 4354 Registration # N359DM

Datum= 60 inches forward of wing leading edge. (L.E.)
Design C.G. Range =...
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,113
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Outstanding video. Thank you Chris for posting My...

Outstanding video. Thank you Chris for posting
My airplane is a simple and light -4 . I have been flying it for nine years. I am not disappointed in the performance.:)
Forum: RV-4 03-03-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,054
Posted By Dayton Murdock
http://i68.tinypic.com/2ed1n4j.jpg I use a Catto...

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ed1n4j.jpg

I use a Catto 3 blade and this is a screen shot
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Hi All When drilling a tie down ring out, pilot...

Hi All

When drilling a tie down ring out, pilot drill with a #30 and then purchase a left-hand turn 1/4"drill from MSC or Mc Master...
Forum: California 01-20-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,016
Posted By Dayton Murdock
BUKOs is in

BUKOs is in
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,323
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Do you have to chain it up or do you have studs:D

Do you have to chain it up or do you have studs:D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-16-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,375
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Buko is in Weather permitting

Buko is in
Weather permitting
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Rod end bearings

I used rod end bearings to connect the front and rear quadrants from Mc Master Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/#6058k41/=zz8sau
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,956
Posted By Dayton Murdock
My Best cruise RPM 2550

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ed1n4j.jpg

This is the last pic of a trip to AC house :)
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 182,970
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Mag toggles

Hi Clouddancer

The toggles are for the power to the E-Mags
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 182,970
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Current Panel

I started with a basic steam gauge type set up
http://i59.tinypic.com/5klhee.jpg

Then five years later I updated to this
http://i40.tinypic.com/14t80pk.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,709
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Primer? why? its over rated and adds weight:D

Primer? why? its over rated and adds weight:D
Forum: RV-4 07-28-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Catto for 800 hrs

I have a Catto 3 blade on my -4 with just under 800 hrs on it. 160ish hp with 2 e-mags, Climb is 1200 fpm and I cruise @ 165kts 20 inches mp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,536
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I agree it is time for Vans to produce a high...

I agree it is time for Vans to produce a high wing all aluminum airplane with the performance of a Super Cub
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,634
Posted By Dayton Murdock
http://i60.tinypic.com/kd7erc.jpg This was today...

http://i60.tinypic.com/kd7erc.jpg
This was today in cruise config.
climb out to 7500 was 1200-1300fpm
Forum: RV-4 06-06-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,634
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Dan through this whole exercise what performance...

Dan
through this whole exercise what performance are you expecting from your RV 4
Forum: RV-4 06-05-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,634
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Hi Dan I need some more information: engine type...

Hi Dan

I need some more information:
engine type and size
D/A of your test
Airspeed true or indicated
aircraft weight at time of test
type of instrument you are recording with.

In my -4 at Carson...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,541
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I'll be there

I'll be there
Forum: RV-4 05-08-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dayton Murdock
3 Canopys!

Is there a chance you could post some pic's of the canopy support tube- plexy glass intersection. and what size holes are you drilling for the few pop-rivets? If there is tension at the pop-rivet a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By Dayton Murdock
DJM Mfg Inc products

Hi CATpart

send me a e-mail and I can hook you up

Dayton

djmmfg@charter.net
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,356
Posted By Dayton Murdock
ADSB-GPS Install

Hi All
I am installing a Free flight ADSB in my -4. currently I have my GPS antenna under the cowl and my question is can I split the GPS antenna lead and operate two radios form 1 antenna? I want to...
Forum: RV-4 11-30-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,495
Posted By Dayton Murdock
My Canopy repair for the same experance

Been there , Done that.:( I hope this thread will help in the repair of your canopy
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=101313&highlight=canopy
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,940
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Oil heater

Hi All
This is the pre-heater that I use

http://i62.tinypic.com/28074gh.jpg

I installed foam insulation over a room oil type heater and slide under the cowl exhaust of my -4. It it on 24-7 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,788
Posted By Dayton Murdock
DJM AR Grip

Here is the link to a lever with a grip

http://djmmfg.com/lowwingtiedownkit.aspx
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