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Old 11-13-2017, 09:52 AM
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I have decided to upgrade my RV-4 with a O360 C/S and this will be the thread of that process.

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I look forward to any commits and advise
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:01 AM
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Comment - " You can do it buddy "
Advice - " You can do it buddy "

With your skills, this will be easy.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:46 AM
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Great news, glad the stars are getting all lined up.
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Dayton: could you comment on your thought process to go down this road?

And thanks for letting us follow along!

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:57 PM
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Dayton,
I have a old Air Force buddy that made the same conversion to his O320 wood prop RV-4. He used a WW 151 prop so the CG would workout. It had incredible performance.
Go for it!
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:23 PM
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Geee....adding a constant speed prop means he's going to have to upgrade his throttle quadrant! I told him I might have a recommendation.....
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:53 PM
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Hi All
I have decided to upgrade my RV-4 with a O360 C/S and this will be the thread of that process.

[IMG][/IMG]

I look forward to any commits and advise
Hi Dayton,
Having done this conversion for several friends over the years here are a few points to ponder...

1. Vetterman 4 pipe won’t fit the same, you’ll need a new #4 pipe.
2. Will need new baffling/plenum/carb intake scoop. Yup, have to cut cowl.
3. May need to tweak cowling for fit, 0360 is wider.
4. New CG/Restricred AW cert required, logbook entry/FSDO visit easiest.
5. Bottom line? $3000 per knot/100fpm climb increase.


V/R
Smokey

PS: It didn't dogfight any better either but (as mentioned above) takeoff/climb mucho grande.

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Old 11-29-2017, 03:43 PM
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Hi Dayton,
Having done this conversion for several friends over the years here are a few points to ponder...

4. New CG/Restricred AW cert required, logbook entry/FSDO visit easiest.
5. Bottom line? $3000 per knot/100fpm climb increase.


V/R
Smokey

PS: It didn't dogfight any better either but (as mentioned above) takeoff/climb mucho grande.
The CG I knew about, Restricred AW what is that?
And I told my wife before I started that this would be cost neutral
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Hey Dayton, what is cost neutral? Does that mean you have to spend the same amount on stuff she wants as you spend on the plane? That seems to be the way it's working at my place...new panel = new flooring!

Can't wait to see your FWF come together!

Cheers,
Bob


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The CG I knew about, Restricred AW what is that?
And I told my wife before I started that this would be cost neutral
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...new panel = new flooring!
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Bob
I thought it was new plane = new house...
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