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Old 02-07-2008, 11:18 PM
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Default Dave Anders RV-4

Someone was asking about the 244mph RV-4, here is a picture of it at Van's homcoming 3 years ago. Dave lives in Paridise Ca, he has always been very approachable, maybe someone should get him to post here.

Randy
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:07 AM
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Default Paradise??

Hi Randy,
My folks live in Paradise but I though that Dave lived in Southern California. Has he moved? I'll be out there early next month and would love to visit.

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:10 PM
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Default Living the dream...

I visited Dave in the summer of 06' at his airpark home near Redding,CA. He showed me every mod on his 4, and is a die hard speed nut, (me too)very enjoyable afternoon. He has read extensively on drag reduction, horsepower and clean up mods to make good airplanes better. A true experimenter...

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Old 02-08-2008, 04:33 PM
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Perhaps someone can persuade Mr. Anders to give us a little synopsis of mods he's done and provide some more pics??? Is that a -7 tail I see?! Where is the canopy from?!

I'd love to go see it myself, but Redding is a long way from Toronto.

My "Stuart-Super-4" is in the empenage building / wing & fuselage planning stage. Clipped wings (a la HRII) and a fastback are almost certain to be part of the plan.


Mark
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:56 PM
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Default Where's waldo! AKA Dave

Pierrie, I was a couple of miles off, he is in Lake California a gated community with an airport. Try the link below, I will get his Phone number and see if he is willing to lead us just a little.

Randy

http://www.lakecalifornia.net/index....ge=clubs/board
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:14 PM
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Default I got some

I have taken a bunch of photos of his airplane. I put a few on flickr but then blocked them when I realized that I should probably get his permission. He didn't have a problem with sharing information. I get up there about once a year to Lake California. Every time I see his plane there is something else he is working on.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/arffguy/

His notes, some of which are over my head

http://sacrvators.com/Aircraft%20Efficiency%20N230A.pdf
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:50 PM
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Default rv4

hi all,
i'd be happy to pass along what has worked for me. a significant improvement other than speed/perfomance is the increased fuel economy.
the fastest race speed i've ever done was a 100 mile standing start race at lakeland fl. (before they canceled that race) was an average speed of 262 mph. the best ever speed was just over 264 mph but that was not a race speed with someone else holding the stop watch.
best, dave
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:03 PM
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Dave, welcome back.

Do you want folks to ask questions, or are you going to give out a "shopping list" of mods??
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:44 AM
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hi mike,
i could just try to answer questions, because i believe some builders won't be interested in evrything i've tried. i could also talk with interested parties by phone or guys could fly in to my house if they wanted.
dave
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:42 AM
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Default Hi Dave..

....thanks for coming here. I added gap seals to a Cassutt racer and picked up quite a bit and I've read that you added them to the -4. If so, what effect did it have on the controls and did you see a significant gain?

Thanks,
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