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Old 12-03-2019, 07:38 PM
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Default RV4 SS Frank-Texas

I've begun work on RV4 sn3738
Plans were purchased somrtime back in 1993, then I built and flew a -6.
This one wil be a Single seater tho. I've always liked the Harmon Rocket 1 and 3 so here I am.

Rudder and Vertical stab are done and the search for a wing kit is in process. If one doesn't turn up on the used market in the next few weeks i'll put in an order from Vans.

On the idea list :
Build light and have fun!
Shorten wings to HR2 span -15" overall(this will increase wing loading a bit)
HR3 fuel tanks 47 gallons
Hr3 or F1 firewall and short cowl to accommodate an O360
Move seat back 4-6 inches for CG purposes
Fastback
F1 style sliding canopy
Titanium gear for weight savings

The jorney will be fun, Hope it only takes me a few years for this one.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:02 PM
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Hmmm, just build it as an F4 Raider! Woot!
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:37 AM
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Default Interesting project!

Stop in at my place when you have time - I can help with this one. Things are kinda frantic just now - January would be best. I donít see any reason that this wonít work out fairly easily.
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:49 AM
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Hmmm, just build it as an F4 Raider! Woot!
I would if it were a two seater (-:
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:52 AM
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Stop in at my place when you have time - I can help with this one. Things are kinda frantic just now - January would be best. I donít see any reason that this wonít work out fairly easily.
Will do Mark, I'll give you a call after the first and plan on flying down for a visit. Thanks
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:17 AM
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I would if it were a two seater (-:
Frank, the F4 Raider is a TWO seat machine. Maybe a quick trip through our website is in order.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:50 AM
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Frank, the F4 Raider is a TWO seat machine. Maybe a quick trip through our website is in order.
Vince, Sorry. I ment what i want is a single seat. The F4 is Awesome and i think is a great alternative to the -4, but my mission is a single seat, light as possible(850lbs ew), built on a -4 airframe using what others have done (Mods i like) to build my mission specific plane.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:44 AM
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Rudder and Vertical Stab done except for paint. Wing kit on order from Vans, 6-12 month wait. guess once i finish the Empennage i'll have time to make a couple props for it (-:
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:54 AM
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Sounds like an interesting project. Both Vince and Mark are true professionals and have a wealth of knowledge. I happen to have a -4, my favorite of all RV models and I built a panther a couple of years ago. Itís a great performer with the 0-320 in it. I would say itís close to what youíre building.
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:47 AM
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Default Flying Tiger concept

Take a look at Bruce Bohannons Flying Tiger from a few years back. I always loved the look and thought about a similar build some day, but I'd have to keep my -4 for the backseat capability also.
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