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Forum: RV-4 09-17-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By rv468
Tom, Iíve done this. It was a bear, but it...

Tom,

Iíve done this. It was a bear, but it can be done. I did it by making the F-404 assembly into two sub-assemblies. One set of F-404A uprights was one assembly, the lower F-404 D and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By rv468
4" spacer

Sending a PM.
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,172
Posted By rv468
wheels

Richard,

Here's a link to the assembly in Aircraft Spruce. You should probably be sitting down when you open it!

Cameron

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/stpages/clevwheelassy4078b.php
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,172
Posted By rv468
Wheels

Richard,

My RV4 kit is serial #68 from the early 1980s. The Cleveland wheels that came with my kit are 40-78B, 5.00-5, manufactured 2-84.

Cameron Smith
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,893
Posted By rv468
My hangar mate has a Socata that had a nose wheel...

My hangar mate has a Socata that had a nose wheel squeak. It was very obvious every time it was pushed back into the hangar. He cleaned and re-packed the bearings - no luck. Replaced the bearings -...
Forum: RV-4 11-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By rv468
I thought this brought back some memories so I...

I thought this brought back some memories so I dug out my builders manual. I have the "30 degrees up and down" crossed out. Alongside is a note that says "25-30 up, 20-25 down" along with a comment...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By rv468
You say you have a .12 difference, not .012. ...

You say you have a .12 difference, not .012. Thatís nearly 1/8Ē (.125). At least the wing dimension is greater than the fuselage, not less. That means you can drill out the rear spar F-406 and...
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,776
Posted By rv468
Be careful about placing anything within 3/4" of...

Be careful about placing anything within 3/4" of the upper arc. When you shut the canopy, the forward canopy bow blocks 3/4". I left some open real estate in the lower middle of my RV4 panel also. ...
Forum: GPS 11-25-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By rv468
EKP IV upload/download

Iím trying to download and upload waypoints and flight plans to an EKP IV. I purchased the serial interface cable. I was under the impression that this was required, Iím not so sure now.
My...
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,599
Posted By rv468
This is something to be aware of. Vanís sells a...

This is something to be aware of. Vanís sells a ďdeepĒ panel for the RV4. It is taller than the standard panel (I think by 2 ĹĒ). Some builders use it to get some more panel space. When I built...
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By rv468
Aft CG weight

What did you folks use to safely and securely add weight for the aft CG flight testing?

Thanks in advance,
Cameron Smith
RV4 #68
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By rv468
I'm not familiar with the RV7 wing. My RV4...

I'm not familiar with the RV7 wing. My RV4 aileron bellcrank has one "leg" longer than the other. If the RV7 is similar, make sure the bellcranks are not backwards.

Cameron Smith
RV4 #68
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,122
Posted By rv468
Steve, I had to make the same decision on my...

Steve,
I had to make the same decision on my RV4. I came up with a different solution. I ďroll formedĒ threads in the existing rivet holes.
When building my fuselage I drilled the floorboard...
Forum: RV-4 02-07-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,963
Posted By rv468
Smokey, Thanks for posting that. I have some...

Smokey,
Thanks for posting that. I have some numbers that are not as technical, but some may find interesting. I am in my 40 hours of phase one flight testing. My RV4 is pretty basic. I built...
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By rv468
Thanks!

Thanks guys, I'm going with the TruTrak. I hope to upgrade to an autopilot someday, the trade in sounds good.

Cameron Smith - still in Phase 1
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By rv468
Failed Turn & Bank

Iím trying to decide on a new instrument to replace a failed 3 1/8Ē Turn and Bank in my RV4. It is an old unit, I donít know yet if it can be overhauled. I havenít had real good luck with...
Forum: RV-4 08-26-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By rv468
Thanks everone

Everyone - thanks for the kind words. Steve and Mel, I thought you guys dropped off the edge of the earth. Check your PMs.

Randy, this is what I know. I bought my kit partially completed from a...
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By rv468
N4684C - first flight

On August 23, 2008, N4684C made its’ maiden flight! I finally got some “pay back” for the last 7 ½ years of work I’ve spent building this RV4. I had perfect weather to work with for test flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2008, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,122
Posted By rv468
Steve, I am building an RV4 and had to make the...

Steve,
I am building an RV4 and had to make the same decision last summer. I came up with a different solution. I ďroll formedĒ threads in the existing rivet holes.
When building my fuselage I...
Forum: RV-4 08-12-2007, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By rv468
Steve, Steve, I took some pictures Friday. If...

Steve,
Steve,
I took some pictures Friday. If you still need them, send me your email address by PM or post it. I'll email them.

Cameron Smith
Forum: RV-4 07-31-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By rv468
If I remember right, I had around 3/8 to 1/2 inch...

If I remember right, I had around 3/8 to 1/2 inch in the narrowest area. I'll try to take some pictures this weekend. I have an O360 also.

Steve,
I won't be able to take pictures until next...
Forum: RV-4 06-24-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By rv468
cguarino, Thanks for that reply. I seem to...

cguarino,
Thanks for that reply. I seem to remember a reading post in the past that stated the exact opposite (right side). I think I will wait to cut the hole until I talk to someone with a...
Forum: RV-4 06-22-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By rv468
Vetterman vent

Iím going to install one of the small Vetterman vents in my canopy skirt for the rear passenger. I will mount it on the right side (looking forward). A question to those who have one of these vents...
Forum: RV-4 05-23-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By rv468
Wesley, I can't offer a ride yet, but I'm...

Wesley,
I can't offer a ride yet, but I'm finishing up an RV4 in the Albuquerque area. If you have questions, I may be able to help.

Cameron Smith
867-4635
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv468
I used to remove fuel stains from my rag wing...

I used to remove fuel stains from my rag wing with Simple Green. It was painted with PolyFiber polyurethane. The Simple Green worked great.

C. Smith
RV4 # 68 painting
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By rv468
drilling elevator horns

Steve,
I first drilled mine undersize as you did. Then I removed the spacer. Then I drilled the right elevator horn to 3/16 with a Unibit. Then I drilled the spacer block to 3/16 in a drill press...
Forum: GPS 12-02-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By rv468
Bluetooth GPS

Iím considering a PDA/Bluetooth GPS for my RV4. I would be purchasing Anywhere Map software to run on this system. Anywhere Map also sells a Sentinel Bluetooth GPS. Can anyone with this...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,771
Posted By rv468
PPG polyurethane

I am interested in knowing what people have paid for PPG polyurethane paint. I called one PPG paint store in Albuquerque and was told that PPG did not sell polyurethane, only acrylic enamel with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2006, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By rv468
Allen, I am also building an early RV4 (serial...

Allen,

I am also building an early RV4 (serial 68). I think that main reason builders upgrade to longer legs is for prop clearance. Iím going to mount a wood Sterba so I stayed with the short...
Forum: RV-4 07-26-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By rv468
Steve, I am working on my flaps/ailerons final...

Steve,
I am working on my flaps/ailerons final assembly right now. I remember that mine was hard to install also. But now that I am on final assembly Iíve found that Iím having to open up the...
Forum: RV-4 07-25-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,127
Posted By rv468
Flap handle weldment

Iím installing manual flaps in my RV-4. I have the flap linkages finished. I am getting ready to slot my floorboards to accommodate the flap linkage. The end of the Wd-406 flap handle weldment...
Forum: COMM 06-04-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By rv468
KY97A Backlighting

Gil,
Thanks a bunch for the info. I hope to wire it next weekend.

Cameron Smith
Forum: COMM 06-04-2006, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By rv468
KY97A backlighting

Iím wiring a KY97A com in the RV4 that I am building. The manual is slightly confusing as far as wiring the backlighting. I have dimmer for my cockpit lights. I hoped to wire the com backlighting...
Forum: RV-4 05-15-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,326
Posted By rv468
Fuselage

Bill,
Your fuselage looks good. I waited to rivet my forward skins on until I was ready to hang the engine. It allowed me to reach in for wiring, fuel lines, strobe power supply, ect. I was...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,218
Posted By rv468
I'll be glad to send a picture, but send me your...

I'll be glad to send a picture, but send me your email address by private message. I know it takes a few extra steps to insert a picture in these post ( I haven't done it beftoe). I also don't...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,218
Posted By rv468
I was at that stage of building only a couple...

I was at that stage of building only a couple weeks ago. The up elevator stop is supposed to be a piece of 1/8Ē thick aluminum angle (3/4Ē x 3/4Ē). It is mounted just below the opening that you...
Forum: COMM 03-12-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,554
Posted By rv468
Van's com antennas

I need to order a com antenna. Vanís sells both Commant and Rami bent whip antennas. The Commant is slightly more expensive. Does anyone have any comments, good or bad, about either brand?

Thanks...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2005, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,302
Posted By rv468
RV4 cowl

Dayton,
My cowl cheeks ended up close to 6 1/2" also. The left side was slightly higher than the right side. At LOE 05, I looked at several RV4s. It seems like this is the norm. My spinner...
Forum: RV-4 11-02-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,302
Posted By rv468
I just finished my cowl a month or two ago. My...

I just finished my cowl a month or two ago. My tips would be:

1. Donít cut anything before you know exactly how everything fits. (Upper cowl, lower cowl, cowl cheeks, clearance to spinner,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,806
Posted By rv468
There are two types of alodine, invisible and...

There are two types of alodine, invisible and visible. The invisible looks gold when you brush it on but it rinses off clear. The visible alodine stays golden. If youíre using Alumiprep, check the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By rv468
I just got home from LOE - driving. It rained...

I just got home from LOE - driving. It rained off and on most of the morning. It started to dry out this afternoon. There were probably close to 100 planes that had come in on Friday. Everyone...
Forum: RV-4 10-09-2005, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,484
Posted By rv468
Plan your panel before you cut the excess off. I...

Plan your panel before you cut the excess off. I ordered an oversize for mine because I needed 9/16" more depth. The 2 1/2' would have caused knee clearance problems for me, but I needed just a...
Forum: RV-4 09-11-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By rv468
Hinge buildup

Ted,
I applied 2 layers of buildup prior to the hinges. I used good quality glass from AC Spruce and West Systems epoxy. It worked well. I had read that this buildup was recommended to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,164
Posted By rv468
Steel oil line fittings

Iím close to installing my oil cooler lines. In all of the reading Iíve done about homebuilding, I seem to remember that somewhere it was recommended to use steel fittings on the engine for the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By rv468
Fuel gauges

Are you using Van's fuel gauges and Van's float units? If so, I'll scan the instructions and email them to you.

Cameron Smith
RV4 #68 FAB
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2005, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,200
Posted By rv468
O360 sump convesion

I am converting an O360 that had a horizontal pressure carb to a downdraft sump to use in my RV4. I purchased a used sump for this conversion. This sump has connection tubes that taper from 1 ĺĒ to...
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