VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 10-20-2019, 01:34 PM
patterson patterson is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Queen Creek AZ
Posts: 457
Default Jim Winnings' Rocket Mods

Before I started building my F4 Raider I spoke to a special builder named Jim Winnings. What a great source of information on RV building and, more specifically, cool modifications to the Fredrick F1/F4 Rocket build. We spoke for half an hour or so and he reeled off several cool modifications that he's done to the airplanes he built that made them better. a bell crank mod that improved stick feel, shortening the titanium gear legs, etc.

I didn't keep notes. Wish I had. Jim died suddenly soon after and we never spoke again. The posts here about him are all positive and say he was a great guy and a genius in new ideas to improve his airplanes.

My question is this. does anyone know if Jim ever wrote down his various modifications anywhere? He told me specs to turn down the titanium gear legs (to reduce the springing effect) and to shorten them, but I don't recall those numbers. He had many ideas for the RV4 as well that may be of interest to those owners and builders.
Thanks
__________________
Ron
RV-4 N8ZD Sold
F4 Raider under construction
regular VAF donor despite being exempt
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-20-2019, 01:40 PM
sailvi767 sailvi767 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 966
Default

I own Jim’s Rocket in N.C. Anyone is welcome to come out and look and even pull panels if needed. I think however all the information is available via the F1 Rocket newsletters and the new F1 web site. There is also some information to be found here. https://www.vincesrocket.com/index.html

Last edited by sailvi767 : 10-20-2019 at 01:45 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2019, 05:53 PM
Larry DeCamp's Avatar
Larry DeCamp Larry DeCamp is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clinton, Indiana
Posts: 874
Default Call Rocket bob

I am sure knows the details as well as anyone.
__________________
Larry DeCamp
RV-3B flying w/ carb / Pmags / Catto 2b / Steam
RV-4 fastback w/ Superior XP360/AFP/G3X/CPI/Catto3b
Clinton, IN
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-21-2019, 12:45 AM
swaneymj's Avatar
swaneymj swaneymj is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 52
Default

Huh? Think you left something out.
__________________
Mark Swaney - N76TR
Team Rocket F1 #31
KOXR, Oxnard, CA
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-21-2019, 05:45 AM
Larry DeCamp's Avatar
Larry DeCamp Larry DeCamp is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Clinton, Indiana
Posts: 874
Default Clarification for Mark

Rocket Bob is a close friend of Jim Winings. Jim referenced Bobís knowledge and their discussions often. I am suggesting Bob may have the most comprehensive recall of Jimís thoughts and actions regarding his Rocket.
__________________
Larry DeCamp
RV-3B flying w/ carb / Pmags / Catto 2b / Steam
RV-4 fastback w/ Superior XP360/AFP/G3X/CPI/Catto3b
Clinton, IN
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-21-2019, 06:30 AM
sailvi767 sailvi767 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 966
Default

He is also building a F1 rocket using many of Jimís mods.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-21-2019, 08:18 AM
rocketbob's Avatar
rocketbob rocketbob is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 8I3
Posts: 3,345
Default

Jim and I were friends for over 25 years. Miss him dearly.

email me rocketbob at gmail com to discuss.
__________________
Bob Japundza CFI A&PIA
N55BC RV-6 borrowed, flying
N678X F1 Rocket, under const.
N244BJ RV-6 "victim of SNF tornado" 1200+ hrs, rebuilding
N8155F C150 flying
N7925P PA-24-250 Comanche, restoring
Not a thing I own is stock.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-21-2019, 10:11 PM
vfrazier's Avatar
vfrazier vfrazier is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mount Vernon, IN
Posts: 1,182
Default

As Sailvi said, my old website has some of Jim's wisdom buried throughout. Bob J. has plenty of comments in there also.

There are several of Jim's ideas on this page:
http://vincesrocket.com/Additions%20...2010-27-04.htm
__________________
Vince Frazier
www.f1aircraft.com
F1 Rocket and F4 Raider components
www.flyboyaccessories.com
RV and Rocket Accessories, Tailwheels, Tools, & More
1-888-8FLYBOY (1-888-835-9269)

F4 Raider - under construction
F1-H Rocket "Crazy Horse" - sold
RV-4 "Chief Pontiac" - sold
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.