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Old 02-21-2018, 10:52 PM
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G'day Bob.

Thanks for your input, I'm the same height.

I have worked out basic dimensions, base is 100 mm don't know what it is in feet and inches any more, we moved into the 21st century years ago.
100 gives room for a bit of padding and still has enough head room.

I made up my own helmet out of foam rubber 10mm thick with ear phones, Mike, on demand oxygen tube, full face visor fan forced air (stops the plexiglass full face visor fogging up) covered it over with fiberglass and finished it off with gel coat.

Soft rubber neck skirt totally quiet, hear every thing on the radio, and everyone says that my transmissions are 10 over10 also very very comfortable.

Looks like a star wars get up.

But have plenty of head room.

The back of the seat comes up to (and attached to) the seat pylon, with wrap around sides to the arm rests, this gives 100 liters of fuel.

Filler cap (o ring sealed) is inside at the top of the tank seat with breather vent and tube is vented outside just below the bottom of the canopy no fumes.

I have made a plastic mock up and it fits in quite easy, built to my body shape, the arm rests are a bonus and slightly shaped downwards so the left hand is right on the throttle quadrant.

The right side has provision for drink container and drinking tube attached inside helmet within easy reach, helps keep the ears clear.

I think it will be a good thing, but let came onto the site to see if anyone had a valid reason not to go this way.

Pulling the wings apart to add other fuel tanks is not in my opinion a logical way to get better endurance.

With this way it can be a gravity feed to left main tank via an in line valve and site tube inside the cockpit.

But l still welcome any further comments and ideas.

Jim Thunda.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:38 AM
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I want an aluminum PILOT seat full width with arm rests, sort of wrap around, then the C of G is good for gear stowage aft of the pilots seat.

So, any reason why I shouldn't sit on a 100 liters of fuel in a robust and pressure tested fuel tank???????
Ohhhh... I understand now.

I built a Quickie and a Q2 years ago - sat on the fuel in both of them (glass tanks). I have no issues with that. If you could precisely define the accident you are going to have you would know whether or not it is going to hurt you. But you can't - fuel one inch away or three inches away - no difference in my humble opinion.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:01 AM
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O.K.
Then there is no reason why like shouldn't go ahead and have it built.

Thanks for your time and comments, and thanks to all others for their input.

There were quite a lot of views but no criticism of the idea so I'll take it there is no valid reason why it shouldn't be done.

Thanks all.

Still no one made any comments about the photo l mentioned on the yellow RV 4 with the jet conversion and retractable gear.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:09 AM
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Still no one made any comments about the photo l mentioned on the yellow RV 4 with the jet conversion and retractable gear.
Post the photo (or a link to it) so we can see what you’re talking about - I’m always interested in little jets!
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:24 PM
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The Rego number on the tail is either
N205C or N20SC.

I have tried to upload a picture of it but the system keeps telling me that it's too big?
I'm not into computer stuff, just an old fart that would rather play with my 4 than learn that stuff.

If you want to send me a P.M. l can email you the pic.

I don't know if it's the real deal or photo shopped, but l want one.

Just goes to show that the Vans RV 4 is the ultimate plane, and let hear there is a resurgence in the kits,

I thank Mr Van every day for the enjoyment he's given me.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:29 PM
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It can't be real Paul, it would be too good to be true.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:50 PM
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1st number is a Cessna.

2nd number search:
https://www.google.com/search?ei=92O....0.8pN9UPgs1Ik

Registration is for an RV-4, to Steve Casper. None of the pics that show up in Google images show any kind of jet.


To search an N number, just type it in Google's search bar & add 'aircraft'.

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total photoshop image
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:35 PM
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Thats the one.
So, it is a fake.
Dam! I knew it was too good to be true, but anything is possible.
It would make a good project for someone with the talent to make it a reality.
Maybe a bloke that's one in 10,000.
But l still like to look at the pic, now and again, l save quite a bit on viagra.
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:52 PM
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Now that should be the new RV-15J!
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total photoshop image
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