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Old 10-24-2017, 01:42 PM
Gt-401 Gt-401 is offline
 
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Default F-4 raider/Harmon Rocket Lite

I don't post much here, but last month I managed to adopt Larry Vetterman's Harmon Rocket lite,(as he calls it) that was converted to an IO-360 instead of the popular 540. After searching, it looks as if there has been a fair amount of interest over the years, So I thought I would start a thread about flying, and modifing this rocket lite.

I plan on trying to wear it out this fall and winter, and I will be posting on its flying qualities and performance numbers, as well as try to answer questions that people might have about the combination.

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Old 10-24-2017, 08:01 PM
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Default Rocket light

How do you obtain the engine mount? Pm sent
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:03 PM
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Contact me.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:04 PM
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Greg,

I know we've talked via email, but I look forward to hearing more flight reports!

Thanks,
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:33 AM
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Default Rocket 100 SARL Race

If things go right I am hoping to go to Texas and participate in the rocket 100 air race on nov 11. That way I can get some official performance numbers for all to see.

I'm also hoping to meet some fellow rocketeers and learn some about the big engine ships..
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:54 AM
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Default Link to pic

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If I try to embed these pics they either don't show up at all or they are way to big.
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:13 AM
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Pictures are fine on the link. Need many more, very pretty airplane!
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:44 AM
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Default F4 Raider

I'm very interested in the F4 Raider. Before seeing the pictures from Oshkosh I didn't even know they existed. Seems like a perfect combination with the IO-360 up front. I don't have the room or budget for two planes so I have to decide if I want to give up my -4 to move forward. Having all that extra room would sure be nice though. I love the way the -4 handles but it is a rather snug fit, limited panel space and requires some attention to Wt & Bal when you have a back seater. I've gone as far as I go on a budget without putting in a full glass panel. Wish these were around when I got the -4. Hopefully Vince will go forward and eventually have a full kit.

Very tempting........
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:36 AM
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As an RV-8 owner, not builder, I've been looking for something to build while I fly my RV-8. The RV-3B was my first choice until I started researching the Rockets and especially the F4. The RV-8 winged/tail version appeals to me but I would like to see some performance numbers before going down this path. A quickbuild fuselage and wing would be great as well.
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:11 PM
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Looking forward to hearing the numbers/PIREP. I keep drooling over Rockets (and a bunch of other planes) daily. Jealous!
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