VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

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

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-4
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #381  
Old 04-27-2018, 03:38 PM
NorthernRV4's Avatar
NorthernRV4 NorthernRV4 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Posts: 120
Default

Thanks guys, sorry for the late reply... I've been in the workshop ;-)

Nice to hear word of encouragement on the workmanship. Funny, when I look at it, all I see are the imperfections but I am very pleased overall. Only one area bothers me and I'll post more on that with some pictures.

Honestly I didn't track the hobbs on the port wing. So much time was spent figuring out stuff and I had to undo some things to move forward. I think I removed and re-installed the skins half a dozen times in the end. It took me two years but I estimate 6 months for the starboard wing. Oh wait, I 90% built ailerons in there too.

I'm working on flaps right now because I don't want to start the starboard wing and have to move houses in the middle.
__________________
2017 VAF dues happily paid, Thanks DR!
Reply With Quote
  #382  
Old 05-01-2018, 07:46 PM
RepmikeBrown RepmikeBrown is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tahlequah , Ok
Posts: 143
Default Another small step

Actually got to take her out for a stroll around the the ramp for first time. A little fuel and taxi back to hanger. Just checking brakes, oil etc. just waiting on DAR.
__________________
RV4 Built/flying
repmikebrown@yahoo.com
Mike Brown
Reply With Quote
  #383  
Old 05-01-2018, 07:48 PM
Mike S's Avatar
Mike S Mike S is offline
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
Posts: 14,247
Default

Mike, big congrats on getting past this milestone---------one more to go then is is grin time
__________________
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
Reply With Quote
  #384  
Old 05-01-2018, 07:53 PM
RepmikeBrown RepmikeBrown is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tahlequah , Ok
Posts: 143
Default

Thanks Mike,
Iíve probably posted this on the wrong place and donít know how to move it,so help is appreciated if it needs moving.
Thanks a bunch to this group
__________________
RV4 Built/flying
repmikebrown@yahoo.com
Mike Brown
Reply With Quote
  #385  
Old 05-02-2018, 06:06 AM
RogerG RogerG is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 60
Default

Mike,

Congratulations! Looks great. You are at least a year ahead of me, you worked hard to get to this point. Anxious to hear how flight testing goes.
__________________
Roger Graham
Lubbock TX
RV-4 Under Construction
VAF Dues Paid 2018
Reply With Quote
  #386  
Old 05-04-2018, 04:54 AM
smokyray's Avatar
smokyray smokyray is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: TX32
Posts: 1,715
Default Awesome!

Mike,
In the “quick build, predrilled, high dollar” world of Vans Aircraft these days, its great to see another RV4 completion. Mine turned 21 last month and it is still flying great.
Thanks for sharing!

V/R
Smokey

PS: Gotta like the Warnke prop!
Reply With Quote
  #387  
Old 05-06-2018, 07:10 AM
egp8111 egp8111 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 47
Default

Looks great Mike, won't be long now. Good luck with the inspection. I used the FAA for mine and it went really smooth after getting all the paperwork filled out the way they wanted (guy even filled the forms out and printed them for me, some good FAA types out there). I've logged hour 6hrs. on my new 4 so far. It flew great right out of the box, I bet yours will too. You're going to like it!! Be sure and ask for a big phase 1 test area, these things scoot...

Skip
RV-4 #1904
NC
Reply With Quote
  #388  
Old 05-20-2018, 09:05 AM
SJordan SJordan is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 151
Default

Getting close!

[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Shawn Jordan
KDVT
RV4. N11XZ
2018 dues paid.
Reply With Quote
  #389  
Old 05-21-2018, 06:19 AM
daddyman's Avatar
daddyman daddyman is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 220
Default Paint or wrap?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SJordan View Post
Getting close!

[IMG][/IMG]
Wow,
What a beautiful paint scheme.
Is it paint?

Happy Landings,
Daddyman
Reply With Quote
  #390  
Old 05-21-2018, 12:13 PM
SJordan SJordan is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 151
Default

Thanks Daddyman. Yup itís paint. Itís PPG Deltron 2000 base with three coats of SPI clear. Did it myself in my garage, watched lots of YouTube videos and it actually came out nice. Itís not professional finish but Iím super happy with it considering what it cost me. Been putting in 12hr days at the hanger and she is almost done. Time to get a sign off and go fly her. This -4 was started in 1989 (I was 8 years old) so itís about time!
__________________
Shawn Jordan
KDVT
RV4. N11XZ
2018 dues paid.
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 03:27 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.