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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By SJordan
Not sure this helps but I just ordered 5 cases of...

Not sure this helps but I just ordered 5 cases of it and they have the gold caps. I would want answers before I used what you got.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-18-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,514
Posted By SJordan
6A on craigslist in Phoenix for $48,000 asking

6A on craigslist in Phoenix for $48,000 asking
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-14-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By SJordan
Looking for used Conical Engine Mount Bushings

Does anyone have a set of old used conical engine mount bushings laying around they would be willing to sell really cheap? Looking to build a adapter for my automotive engine stand to hold a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By SJordan
A block of high density foam, a $10 Turky carving...

A block of high density foam, a $10 Turky carving electric knife from Walmart and making a wedge cushion to go under that booster seat might work and save a lot of money.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By SJordan
I did what Axel says but still needed more so I...

I did what Axel says but still needed more so I have a booster seat off Amazon on top of a piece of 4" high density foam on top of my rear cushion in my -4 and it works great. I don't have a stick...
Forum: RV-4 10-03-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By SJordan
To me it looks like you have that rear left...

To me it looks like you have that rear left (center) baffle pushed back to far, is it wrapping around the cylinder barrel? Also looks like that outer left baffle is pushed off the cylinder head...
Forum: RV-4 10-03-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By SJordan
Here are your...

Here are your pictures



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/924/bNCTjR.jpg


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/923/GNM2ZK.jpg
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By SJordan
Not sure if this helps but here are two quick...

Not sure if this helps but here are two quick pic's I could find of mine.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2hpodpu.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/zbv9s.jpg
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By SJordan
My baffles on my -4 with a 360 were a bit off but...

My baffles on my -4 with a 360 were a bit off but opposite. The left side is behind the right side my .5" or so. I put my left baffle right up against the engine ear not back on the rubber mount. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-02-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By SJordan
I have a set, just need to find them. I will...

I have a set, just need to find them. I will look around the hanger tomorrow and get back to you.
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By SJordan
Just took my first passenger (wife) up last night...

Just took my first passenger (wife) up last night in our new -4. From reading this post I was very nervous about the landing! After two landings last night I think I can call a back passenger sub...
Forum: RV-4 09-06-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,666
Posted By SJordan
Wow great news! Keep us posted on your progress.

Wow great news! Keep us posted on your progress.
Forum: RV-4 09-05-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,666
Posted By SJordan
If anyone is reading all this and thinking of...

If anyone is reading all this and thinking of adding a alarm or light to there -4 canopy here is what I did And it works great and is very simple.

Get a $3 hood switch off amazon or eBay. They are...
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By SJordan
It fits, made a top plate to hang it off the...

It fits, made a top plate to hang it off the engine mount in a cowl cheek.

http://i68.tinypic.com/29gfwuc.jpg
Forum: RV-4 07-26-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By SJordan
I forgot to switch to my left wing with the flop...

I forgot to switch to my left wing with the flop tube and rolled inverted. Engine ran for a solid 30-45 sec before losing fuel pressure. I don’t see the need for a flop tube unless you have full...
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,870
Posted By SJordan
The -4 I just build has everything pushed around...

The -4 I just build has everything pushed around to fit me at 6-4 with a back parachute comfortably and still allow me to fly inverted and not hit the canopy. PM me if you want to talk.

-Shawn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,687
Posted By SJordan
First Flight for N11XZ, RV-4, #3204

I'm happy to report that N11ZX took its first flight on the 16th from Deer Valley airport in Phoenix Arizona. 28 minutes of ear to ear grin with little to no problems to report. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,241
Posted By SJordan
Honestly I did not read all three pages of posts...

Honestly I did not read all three pages of posts but I LOVE MY COWL FLAP! Just built a -4 with a 200hp 360 and with my cowl flap open I can takeoff from DVT at 1,500ft and 108deg out and climb at...
Forum: RV-4 05-21-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By SJordan
You need a one off exhaust from Clint. Clint made...

You need a one off exhaust from Clint. Clint made an awesome exhaust for my -4 with the superior sump. Give him a call and he will get you set up. He runs #1 inside of the intake...
Forum: RV-4 05-21-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 246,024
Posted By SJordan
Thanks Daddyman. Yup itís paint. Itís PPG Deltron...

Thanks Daddyman. Yup itís paint. Itís PPG Deltron 2000 base with three coats of SPI clear. Did it myself in my garage, watched lots of YouTube videos and it actually came out nice. Itís not...
Forum: RV-4 05-20-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 246,024
Posted By SJordan
Getting close! ...

Getting close!

http://i68.tinypic.com/1537k8x.jpg
Forum: Northeast 05-11-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By SJordan
Tailwheel training around New York?

Does anyone know of a good place to get a tailwheel enforcement around the New York area?

Thanks
Shawn.
Forum: RV-4 05-07-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By SJordan
If you still need help let me know. I live in...

If you still need help let me know. I live in Phoenix and can take a look at them.
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,294
Posted By SJordan
Well done! It's great to see "new" -4's still...

Well done! It's great to see "new" -4's still taking life. I'm a few months behind you and can't wait for the fun your about to have this week flying her.. Keep us posted.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-16-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,495
Posted By SJordan
Iím in the middle of painting my RV-4 in my...

Iím in the middle of painting my RV-4 in my homemade paint booth and boy was I suprised. I have A 7000cfm fan pumping air through 16sq/ft of inlet filter and I can still fully fog up the booth with...
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By SJordan
I spend countless hours trying to pull off the...

I spend countless hours trying to pull off the curved roll bar, lets just say its not possible if you want to stick with safe size and gauge 4130. That tight radius is just not possible. I ended up...
Forum: RV-4 02-18-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By SJordan
Thatís super cool, I wish it had made it to a...

Thatís super cool, I wish it had made it to a full movie. Great looking -4!
Forum: RV-4 02-12-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By SJordan
Great Videos

Hey guys thanks so much for posting up the videos. They sure do help keep me modivated! Iím getting close to being done just need to build up a paint booth and get her painted then out to the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-29-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By SJordan
Arizona tailwheel endorsement needed.

Hello,
Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with my RV4 build and now I realize I have never flown a tailwheel plane. Does anyone have a good recommendation on where to get a tailwheel...
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By SJordan
Great videos! Thanks so much for posting. It...

Great videos! Thanks so much for posting. It always helps at lunch to watch some great RV4’s flying around to get the motivation to head back out into shop and keep building.

Thanks Again guys and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,877
Posted By SJordan
Amazing work guys, but if anyone wants to take...

Amazing work guys, but if anyone wants to take the easy way out I use this motorcycle lift to lift the back of my -4 and to put the lower cowl on by myself with a 3-blade Catto....
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By SJordan
Anyone got good RV4 videos?

Ok guys I need some motivation to keep pushing though on my -4 build. I think I have seen most all YouTube -4 videos but anyone got and good videos that care to share. Maybe we can get a post going...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By SJordan
This is correct. I called them and they wanted...

This is correct. I called them and they wanted $200+ if I could not prove I had there servo. The Dynon -6 bracket works great except you donít get a clamp.
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By SJordan
I ran into the same problem a few months back...

I ran into the same problem a few months back with my roll servo and just cut a tab out of 4130 and tig welded it on the bottom of the control tube betweeen the seats. Works great but a pain for...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By SJordan
Vetterman Air Vents on Right or Left side?

Ok guys its been over a year since we last debated -4 fresh air vents so I figure its time for another go,,,, ok not really but I do need some advice. I have read every post I can find on the...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By SJordan
I put my Airflow Performance pump in the center...

I put my Airflow Performance pump in the center with the stick. It's mounted on the left wall and just fits if you get Don to send you 90deg fitting for the pump. Don does not recommend using 90deg...
Forum: RV-4 12-14-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By SJordan
They have a test set going out to a -4 guy. Stand...

They have a test set going out to a -4 guy. Stand by and we should have an answer shortly I would guess.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-28-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,640
Posted By SJordan
Steve as long as the meeting are held at your...

Steve as long as the meeting are held at your house and I can walk over with a beer in hand then you can count me in.
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By SJordan
Thanks for the reply’s guys. Sounds like I...

Thanks for the reply’s guys. Sounds like I should just wait and see how it goes. The stiffeners don’t appear to be an item that would be hard to add after the build. Thanks Again for the help....
Forum: RV-4 11-18-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By SJordan
Does the -4 need gear leg stiffeners?

Been reading the thread on wheel shimmy on the -3 and its got me wondering if I will need gear leg stiffeners on my -4. I'm at that point of the build and was not planning on putting them on but...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-08-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By SJordan
I need KDVT hanger location advice

Hi everyone,

I currently have a south side hanger at DVT (empty still building at home) and am on the wait list to move to the north side. Kim the super nice hanger boss at DVT asked me where I...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,973
Posted By SJordan
I have the Photobucket add in for Chrome and it...

I have the Photobucket add in for Chrome and it works great, it was mentioned in another VAF post.

Here is the pic for post #4.

http://i67.tinypic.com/11s00i8.jpg
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,973
Posted By SJordan
Dose anyone have a part number for those braces...

Dose anyone have a part number for those braces in the picture? Could they be pop rivet to the vertical angle? Bottom rivets would be easy to re rivet but no way to rivet the brace to the...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,973
Posted By SJordan
I would also like to know this but my guess is...

I would also like to know this but my guess is they are what is pictured in post #4 on page one. Does not look like they can be added after the side skins are already on. Would love to see any...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-31-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By SJordan
Where in Scottsdale are you guys? I’m building...

Where in Scottsdale are you guys? I’m building my -4 at my house in Rio Verde. Dynamite and 136th st. I build everyday all day, come by anytime. Wings are on and just finishing up. Hopefully start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By SJordan
This is amazing. Fully worked for me. Thanks for...

This is amazing. Fully worked for me. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,500
Posted By SJordan
Here is the backside. My panel is pushed a few...

Here is the backside. My panel is pushed a few inches forward and everything still fits easy.

http://i67.tinypic.com/otzvuo.jpg
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,500
Posted By SJordan
Here is my current build with a full Dynon panel....

Here is my current build with a full Dynon panel. http://i64.tinypic.com/1zn4had.jpg[/IMG]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By SJordan
Hi Ron, I voted though my -4 is not yet done,...

Hi Ron,
I voted though my -4 is not yet done, should be flying December/January. Building it with heavy emphasis on aerobatics, oil/fuel/mounts/parachute/power to weight. I'm 37 and can't wait to...
Forum: RV-4 10-12-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By SJordan
Hi guys, In regards to the wing root fairings and...

Hi guys,
In regards to the wing root fairings and just going with the simple flat warped option what’s then the best option for the faring needed above the flaps? I have the rolled piece Van’s sends...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-27-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By SJordan
I got one at DVT you could rent for a few months...

I got one at DVT you could rent for a few months while you try to work your way up the list at Marana.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-15-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By SJordan
If my -4 is not done in May 2018 and in the...

If my -4 is not done in May 2018 and in the hanger I will be seriously upset!



Marc send me a PM and I will get you my contact info, if you are flying out here in the next few months and nothing...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-11-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By SJordan
Anyone need a hanger at KDVT for a few months?

Hi Guys,
Still building my -4 at home but my name came up on the hanger list at KDVT. I have no idea if its even allowed to "sub-lease" a hanger at DVT but if anyone is need of a hanger for a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By SJordan
Scott I have CNC'ed a few -6 panlels and have the...

Scott I have CNC'ed a few -6 panlels and have the dxf. If your going with Dynon I have all the cutouts programed and you can play with moving stuff around.
If you want my files just PM with your...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-30-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By SJordan
Thanks for the quick reply. Does each hanger have...

Thanks for the quick reply. Does each hanger have its own dedicated 20amp breaker? So if you pop the breaker you can't gain access to the circuit breaker box to reset it? How are the lights in the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-30-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By SJordan
KDVT hanger advice needed

Hi guys,
I'm finishing up my -4 at home and will soon have a hanger at DVT. Starting to get "hanger" tools in order. Looks like there may be some good Labor Day sales on air compressors. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,812
Posted By SJordan
Hey gusy don't forget Air Flow Preformance makes...

Hey gusy don't forget Air Flow Preformance makes a alternate air "Y" with nice filter. It's honestly a pice of art work it's so nicely made. Much cheaper than than Rods system and much simpler. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,812
Posted By SJordan
All the charts I have seen say a 2" rise in MP...

All the charts I have seen say a 2" rise in MP would required something like 400kts. I think 1" rise is MP on an RV is about all you can hope for, but 1" is 10hp so I will gladly take it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,812
Posted By SJordan
I'm currently building a -4 with horizontal...

I'm currently building a -4 with horizontal induction using the Air Flow Performance Y for filtered or ram air. Its going to work but adds weight and complexity. If I could go back I would just use...
Forum: RV-4 07-29-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By SJordan
Hi Bill, Thanks for reply and great advice. You...

Hi Bill,
Thanks for reply and great advice. You are absolutely right that I'm far away from setting my controls up, though I was trying to get my floorboards made and trying to figure out how big...
Forum: RV-4 07-27-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By SJordan
Need stick travel numbers.

Hi guys,
Can someone please measure the travel of the control stick on a -4. Maybe just hold a tape measure at the top of the front stick and give me total travel number for elevator and ailerons. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,536
Posted By SJordan
Just a quick note. Just pulled the crazy long...

Just a quick note.
Just pulled the crazy long servo studs out of two new Superior sumps. They will not come out unless you heat them up nice and hot. I used MAP gas torch and with dual nuts they...
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