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Forum: RV-4 04-03-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By daddyman
Way 2 Go!

Skip,
Looks like a beauty.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 04-03-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By daddyman
4-form ups

Guys,
Count me in for some -4 fun.
Daddyman
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,920
Posted By daddyman
Suggestion on pulling power back

Snopercod,
Your post mentions pulling the power back at 500 agl.
I'd suggest you practice an engine out at 500 (equivalent at a higher altitude) to see if you could return to base and land.
After...
Forum: Interiors 02-28-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,150
Posted By daddyman
Used it before

Ben,
I used this material (1/2") in my last plane. I was impressed with the fire resistance. I tested it with a plow torch. It was light and quite effective, although I do not have the decibel...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,578
Posted By daddyman
I believe there will be a very nice (O-320)...

I believe there will be a very nice (O-320) coming up in Fredericksburg, VA very soon.
Built by an A & P, nice clean machine. Don't know the price, but reasonable.

PM me if you want more...
Forum: RV-4 12-11-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By daddyman
I was repairing a cracked elevator hinge

I went into the space to remove the rod end as the elevator crack was discovered during annual inspection.

I believe the problem was that the original bolt was too short.
Why the builder put a...
Forum: RV-4 12-08-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By daddyman
Castle nuts

Chris,
This year I had the final (aft) to elevator nyloc nut fall off. The bold did not back out so I was able to land without disaster.
I immediately changed to castle nut + cotter pin.
I also...
Forum: RV-4 11-30-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By daddyman
Not sure about brakes

All,
I noticed both sides( Rt + Lt) seem to not be releasing completely.
I have relatively new pads (Grove).

Visual inspection looks fine.

When I jack up one side, the main wheel just doesn't seem...
Forum: RV-4 10-26-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By daddyman
Air intake

Diamondjim,
I also have a 1989 -4.
Mine is an IO-320, so fuel injected.
I have a removable air cleaner that is reusable. It is difficult to take on and off, so I only do it either at the end of th...
Forum: RV-4 08-11-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By daddyman
I have them embedded in my POH which is posted...

I have them embedded in my POH which is posted under the POH sections.
N262DF
It is beyond my electronic know-how to retrieve it otherwise.

You may find it very useful.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-04-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By daddyman
Snopercod, I've got several in NC, so a nice...

Snopercod,
I've got several in NC, so a nice start on your state.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By daddyman
Landed at every public airport in Virginia

All,
Granted this is a pure boast, yet when I noticed that I had only a few airports in VA that I had not yet landed at, I made it my mission.

Yes, there is a ambassador program with a passport and...
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By daddyman
Windwalkerar, I have the told short gear. They...

Windwalkerar,
I have the told short gear.
They work fine.

While I don't know the dimensional specs they create about a 4" increase in stance on the ground.
The primary advantage is that you have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-15-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By daddyman
NorcalRV7, Yes, but is she IFR rated? Isn't...

NorcalRV7,
Yes, but is she IFR rated?
Isn't colorblind an issue with dog copilots?

Daddyman
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-12-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,182
Posted By daddyman
Shawn, I'm going to do this on the right...

Shawn,
I'm going to do this on the right coast.

Looking for the "Zen" spot.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By daddyman
You should be proud of your...

You should be proud of your accomplishment.

Daddyman
Dues paid +
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,677
Posted By daddyman
I've got to land there

Been thinking about it ever since my return from OSH.
Now I have to go.

Thanks,
Daddyman
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,905
Posted By daddyman
Jesse, Sounds like a dirty fuel int any that...

Jesse,
Sounds like a dirty fuel int any that cylinder. If it is not fully functioning, the decrease in fuel need paradoxically causes heat, as fuel cools.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By daddyman
Tooch, Tried to set this up for my wife as well....

Tooch,
Tried to set this up for my wife as well.
Not so much success.
Tried comercial apps, Flighttrack, planefinder; inconsistent results.
I have no idea why.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By daddyman
First; Welcome I built my first plane the same...

First; Welcome
I built my first plane the same way, slow, on the cheap.
Loved the process, and didn't miss TV.

There is a VERY big RV presence at EZF known as the RAF (Rappahanock Area...
Forum: RV-4 05-18-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By daddyman
SLJordan, Good looking setup. Allows for...

SLJordan,
Good looking setup.
Allows for wide-opening of the canopy for easy entrance.

Required wiling of the roll bar, and will it hold well against the breeze?

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 105,646
Posted By daddyman
I joined the club Monday

All,
I've been looking forward to joining this rare club.
Location: just west of Washington, DC (LDN VOR)
Alt: 7,500
RV-4 160hp with CS Hartzel

Oh Boy.
The picture is not that sharp as I do not...
Forum: RV-4 05-17-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By daddyman
Here are the 3 pictures. I purchased the knob and...

Here are the 3 pictures.
I purchased the knob and canopy knob end hardware at the Chevy Dealer.
I used a 2009 Chevy Suburban Lift Gate hardware. Figured if it can hold that, than my canopy is a...
Forum: RV-4 05-17-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By daddyman
Justin, I'll have pics in a day or 2. Should be...

Justin,
I'll have pics in a day or 2.
Should be clear how I did it.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By daddyman
Canopy gas lift strut update

Correction:
I had previously stated that my gas lift assist/hold open strut was purchased from McMaster-Carr.
It was not.
It was actually purchased from Industrial Hardware Direct.

Mine blew open...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By daddyman
Just curious about formation west of DEN

Fellow Formation folk,
I was west of DEN this Sat (5/13) and saw 2 RV-ers working good formation + smoke.

I pointed it out to my son, whom I was visiting.

Was it someone I knew???

Daddyman
Forum: California 05-05-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,028
Posted By daddyman
One more Red one on top

Axel,
If you had 1 more red one on top it would be a good hand in a vertical form of Texas Hold em.
Dues paid + 2017
Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 76,251
Posted By daddyman
Bill, That is really funny Daddyman

Bill,
That is really funny
Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By daddyman
Recent experience

Mike,
Although I don't have a front tire, I just changed the tube in a main. When examined closely post removal, the tube was fine, but the valve was NFG.
I believe it was damaged while trying to...
Forum: RV-4 04-28-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,507
Posted By daddyman
As useful as...

About as fun as a screen door in a submarine

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 96,704
Posted By daddyman
Very cool

Steve,
I too would like to download and have printed your cool go fast thingie.

How do you mount it?

Davddyman
dues + paid
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-28-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By daddyman
There goes the AI

Kjellie,
Looks like your artificial horizon indicator rolled over after the loop.
After ruining 2 of them I went fully electronic, as they don't tumble.

Daddyman
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-21-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,648
Posted By daddyman
Hey, thats my Dream Flyer in your picture

KyKingBob,
That was my camp RV-4, and me in the flight suit with my back turned.

Cool.

Daddyman
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-21-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,648
Posted By daddyman
Check out new museum at KEZF

The former Virginia Aviation Museum (KRIC) has closed, and with LOTS of effort from local RV guys and the owner of KEZF, it has been moved to KEZF (on the field).
I think it is slated to open in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-21-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,648
Posted By daddyman
Right behind you...

Vlad,
I have 5 left. I'm saving KIAD (Dulles International for the grand Finale).
I did not know Blacksburg Army Base was open without military prior permission to land?
Is it open?

Happy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,219
Posted By daddyman
Congratulation Paul Dye

Paul,
Way to go.

Cool.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 03-07-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By daddyman
Thats what I have

Ron,
Mine is a Vetterman 4 into 4.
I really like the distinctive sound.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,193
Posted By daddyman
The BEST...

Way to go.

Dave did trained me, and he was hands down the best instructor I had in 30+ years of flying. He really took my skills up a level or 2.

Many happy landings,
Daddyman
N262 DF
Dues + paid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,587
Posted By daddyman
Congratulations

Superman,
Your RV is an amazing machine.
My suggestion to you is spend a day with an expert in transition.
You can PM me for a suggestion.

I did, and I'm SO GLAD. I had experience, but nothing like...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-15-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 209,556
Posted By daddyman
Like your ideas for speed

Crabandy,
I have some ideas as well for my tailwheel.

I'll work them make up some working efforts and show my pix.

Keep it up.

Daddyman
dues paid +
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,322
Posted By daddyman
Way to go...

Awesome that you persevered through the ups and downs to complete it.

Now you really get to do some ups and down literally.

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,555
Posted By daddyman
Welcome aboard

Fixnflying guy is an ACE mechanic, (and a nice guy too).

I was told in time it would feel like putting on an old pair of jeans.

You'll get there.

Happy Landings in your pretty bird
Daddyman
Dues +...
Forum: RV-4 01-27-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By daddyman
Nice and light

Tomcat,
Congratulations for building nice and light. You'll be even more pleased with the performance.
Mine is 985 and I'd like to put her on a bit more of a weight loss program, not really a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,621
Posted By daddyman
That is back seater.

Intended to write back-seater

Daddyman:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,621
Posted By daddyman
Welcome to RV

Welcome,
Things you can expect to find at the Vansairforce.net:
1. support for tech
2. camaraderie
3. encouragement
4. fun

Although you've chosen the -7, You are welcome to be my backs eater in...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By daddyman
Blackbeard10, About how much does it...

Blackbeard10,
About how much does it cost?
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 01-06-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,211
Posted By daddyman
But why the carb heat?

I do not believe a carb heat device is required with TBI.
Others may disagree, but this seems like a belt and suspenders.

I like the Elison TBI.
I'm not knocking it.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By daddyman
One note...

One thing to add from The Fixin Flyin Guy,
I had a single bolt (vertically), and it failed. During the repair, I thought it would be much better to have a second bolt horizontally drilled.
A vertical...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-22-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,072
Posted By daddyman
Way to go and welcome to the grand RV...

Way to go and welcome to the grand RV community.

Sounds like it fit your mission.

They are fun from day 1, yet you really learn to love them in over time.
Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,499
Posted By daddyman
Fascinating

Hank, T
This entire discussion is fascinating. I have a very fast RV-4, yet a big leak at speed on the aft canopy. I believe it is from a small deformation at speed, or perhaps a (negative drag)...
Forum: RV-4 11-28-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,500
Posted By daddyman
Tow bar whishing

I bought a Van's comparable tow bar, but it did not work with my tailwheel, as I have a bolt only coming out one side.
The one I wish I'd bought is listed on the home page, the Tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,429
Posted By daddyman
You may also check...

Luke,
You may want to look at your motor mounts. They do actually wear out/deteriorate over time. That is pretty big vibration.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,138
Posted By daddyman
oh yea

Not if it is a carb or a fuel injected model.

Mine has 2 pumps and the location (per plans) does not often fill without boost pressure.
I do check for water.
The same video -EAA -Dick Koehler has...
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,138
Posted By daddyman
Wing sumps

Hey,
Fixinflyinguy is the champ and expert on most things RV, especially-4.

I had similar issue when I noticed one tank sump tinkling post fuel check.

I severely chided her for wetting inside the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,657
Posted By daddyman
Cool tool

Dave,
I like it, and be flattered.
I'm adopting it to my bird.

Daddyman
Dues compliant 2016
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,411
Posted By daddyman
You go

Interested in your opinion about the fastback vs. plans.
Do you think it is worth it to re-build an existing (and flying) canopy to make it a fastback?

Daddyman

Dues +
Forum: RV-4 10-26-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,036
Posted By daddyman
Strut system

Bill's is super sweet.
Yes, I have strut envy.

My replacement was built from chevy suburban parts and a strut from McMaster- Carr.
It works well, yet, if I ever replace it, I'll use a #50 strut...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-21-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,781
Posted By daddyman
Been there!

Gerry,
I did the same. Mounted it as it was a gift. Fiddled some then put it into my flight bag.

Interesting Euro-Techno music choice.

I've landed at the last airport- Is it Pinehurst?

Happy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,765
Posted By daddyman
Slightly different take

Gary,
The previous 3 pages of suggestions are good ones, yet, I'm suggesting something very different.

There was a time when I did mostly test flying (as opposed to GA/Fun flying), and there were...
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 284,220
Posted By daddyman
Real beauty

Welcome to the joy a RV-4 can bring.

Good looking plane.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 09-23-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By daddyman
Good spot

Jerry,
That is where mine is located.

No issues.

Happy landings,
Daddyman
Dues paid gladly
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-12-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,869
Posted By daddyman
Good Dad

Good for the both of you too create moments, memories you will cherish later.
Daddy man
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