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Old 05-19-2017, 08:43 AM
lostinsuisse lostinsuisse is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Denges, Vaud, Switzerland
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Default Looking for the right RV-4

Hi everyone,

Although I've been a VAF member for some time, this is my first post.

I'm looking for an excellent RV-4. By that I mean an excellent build, along lines of Dayton Murdock's RV-4 as described by Paul Dye here:

If you have one or know of someone who is thinking of making room for their next build, I can provide a good home.

My nice-to-have list is below, but the build quality, no accidents, incidents or damage and no long periods sitting idle are the only requirements.

I will be relying on Vic Syracuse to confirm the quality of the plane and to give his opinion of the value of the plane. I'm expecting to spend $40-50K but will pay whatever the plane is worth. I'm not looking for a bargain (but will gladly accept one!).

The panel is not important but an EFIS would be nice.

Other nice to have:
- less than ~800 hours
- less than 15 years old
- light weight
- IO- or O-320 with good compression, but -360 is acceptable.
- 3-blade Catto prop or similar
- autopilot
- dynafocal mount, vetterman exhaust, engine monitor, etc, etc.

I'm going to try to be patient and wait for the right plane, so you may see this post a few more times.

Jim Wampler
(Donated Nov. 2016)

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Old 05-19-2017, 01:09 PM
Clouddancer Clouddancer is offline
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 161

Hi Jim

I noticed your address is in Switzerland. There is one quality built RV-4 up for sale in Switzerland:

I have seen it during the build. But it's propaly out of your foreseen price range.
Andreas Uebersax
RV-4 SN2416 in slow progress
VAF donation 2017/10/23
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:00 PM
patterson patterson is offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Queen Creek AZ
Posts: 416
Default I have a very nice -4 for sale

take a look here:

IO-320 - 60 Hours TTSN
675 hours airframe TTSN (2006)
RV-8 sliding canopy
Catto Prop 60 Hours TTSN
$65,000 obo

RV-4 N8ZD Sold
F4 Raider under construction
regular VAF donor despite being exempt

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Old 05-19-2017, 02:08 PM
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Mike S Mike S is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
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Default Welcome to VAF

Originally Posted by lostinsuisse View Post
Hi everyone,

Although I've been a VAF member for some time, this is my first post.

Jim Wampler
(Donated Nov. 2016)

Jim, welcome aboard RV4-------Jealous, I am.
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:53 PM
lostinsuisse lostinsuisse is offline
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Location: Denges, Vaud, Switzerland
Posts: 2
Default Looking for a US RV-4!

Ah, I forget an important element of my post. Although I live in Switzerland I'm looking for a US plane and I plan on hangaring it in Oregon or Washington.

Mike, thanks, I'm aware of HB-YPT but chf 125K (~$125K) is definitely outside of my budget for an RV-4.

Ron, I'll be in touch, thanks.

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Old 05-20-2017, 09:55 AM
Scott Hersha Scott Hersha is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 830

PM sent about my RV4 for sale.
Scott Hersha
2001 RV-6 - sold 2005
2008 RV-8 Fastback - Sold 2016
RV-14 Wings - sold 2014
RV4 - Sold
Cessna 182RG - flying
New RV8 - Finished and flying 4/26/18
Cincinnati, OH/KHAO
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