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Old 08-22-2018, 10:24 AM
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Default New RV-4 Owner

I'm about to be the new owner of an RV-4 picking it up this weekend. Previously I was flying a Sonerai 2L (Poor mans RV-4) that I built myself.

When purchasing an RV-4 is it necessary to notify Van's? or is that just if you purchase a non finished kit and plans?

Thanks! Looking forward to this weekend

Tim
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:30 AM
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Not necessary but not a bad idea.

Congratulations for getting the best flying two place RV model.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:52 AM
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Not necessary but not a bad idea.

Congratulations for getting the best flying two place RV model.

These are great little airplanes! The best ones are built to the plans and light
Ilove it when im out climbing some high powered Rv8s. Lol

https://youtu.be/yDux0BHahrw

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Old 08-22-2018, 01:10 PM
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Yes you should make sure itís registered with Vanís if you ever want to buy any RV specific parts that only Vanís sells. I donít think you can buy RV parts until Vanís has your plane in their database or they wonít support it.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:12 PM
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Tim, welcome aboard the good ship VAF.

I suggest you register with Vans, that way if anything related to the aircraft comes up in the future, they are able to contact you.

Good Luck, and enjoy
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:16 PM
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Hi Tim!

I'm the guy that bought smokyray's S-IIL. Welcome to VAF!
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:28 AM
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I'm about to be the new owner of an RV-4 picking it up this weekend. Previously I was flying a Sonerai 2L (Poor mans RV-4) that I built myself.

When purchasing an RV-4 is it necessary to notify Van's? or is that just if you purchase a non finished kit and plans?

Thanks! Looking forward to this weekend

Tim
Tim,
It may be years (longer?) before that grin wears off.
Flying it is a blast.

Welcome aboard.

I suggest you get RV-4 specific training. There are some great folks out there.
PM me for a suggestion in TX.

From the very 1st flight, I knew I was holding a tiger by the tail.
After the training, I have become a MUCH better pilot, and flying my -4 is now like "putting on a pair of old jeans".

Happy Landings,
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:07 AM
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Tim

Yippee
Glad you found one.
Now the fun begins!
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