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Old 12-29-2018, 05:43 PM
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Major setback. Specifics here so they can help folks doing the same conversion.
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=167258
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:34 PM
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Flew the plane yesterday for .6 hrs. Will write something up tonight if I get the chance. The plane is way different to fly. Will need some time to get used to it.

With the limited flight time; the plane feels less maneuverable, heavy on the landing flare but it climbs like a bat out of you know what.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:42 PM
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Flew the plane yesterday for .6 hrs.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:33 AM
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Just tying this thread back to the discussion on the fix.

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Old 01-15-2019, 05:35 PM
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Very interesting build out. What's the empty/WT.

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Old 01-15-2019, 06:25 PM
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Very interesting build out. What's the empty/WT.

Cheers, Hans
Hans, I came out at 1,013lb and CG of 69.9 inches. I have not flown much but it does not fell as maneuverable. I know you are big into light and simple. Me too. Not sure this was the right thing to do yet. Will report out once I get some data.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:19 AM
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Hey Axel,

I admire honesty and that's a porky plane ya have there

I still love the very light control forces of my RV4 and the simple combination of FP/160 hp Lyc. I've been flying this very same combo now for 30 years this coming June and never fail to return with a big azz smile.

Come my way someday and lets give the birds a workout with some ACM and see where the chips fall.

It's been a while since we've flown together and you'll get hangar space and a place to sleep as well.

Cheers, Hans
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:31 AM
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I admire honesty and that's a porky plane ya have there

Hans
Thanks for the offer.

I spoke to a few RV-4 folk with constant speed props and they are in the 1050s for weight. So I am not doing bad compared to them. I do like taking my hand off the stick and turning the auto pilot on, I also enjoy the nice creature comforts for my self and my wife. Different missions, different aircraft requirements.

Break

Engine shop is not calling me back or answering my emails thus far.

On to flight testing and completing the Phase I.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:13 PM
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"I also enjoy the nice creature comforts for my self and my wife. Different missions, different aircraft requirements".

You're right on Axel, and I wish you successful mission completion.

My offer to come out and visit us stands nonetheless. The mountains here are incredible to enjoy from the seat of an RV4

Hans
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:58 PM
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The first RV4 I owned weighed in at 1,080 pounds with an O-360 and Hartzell prop. And it was bare bones. And it went like snot. Of the three (3) RV's I've owned, it was my favorite.

Don't sweat the empty weight.
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