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Old 03-20-2018, 01:12 PM
egp8111 egp8111 is offline
 
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Default Another RV-4

RV-4 sr.# 1904 got her airworthiness certificate today, 30 yrs. and 26 days after the order was placed for the tail kit! Talk about a slow build....

Thanks to all who helped me so much to complete this project, especially Bill E. and Jim W. Most of all to Mr. Don Harris who was the original builder before he passed away.

Now for some decent weather!!

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Old 03-20-2018, 01:30 PM
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Skip,
Congrats of completing......and looks 100% done too....
Awesome paint .....won't miss that one in the pattern!
Have fun with first flight and phase one testing!
Good Job!!
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:36 PM
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Default Well done.

My 4 took 23 years but I love her to bits.

I hate to make this suggestion but as I have been improving mine ever since it first took to the air I will point out that the new style wheel pants will give you an extra 5mph. I just changed mine and saw this improvement.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:05 PM
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...30 yrs. and 26 days after the order was placed for the tail kit!....
Excellent! Nice looking bird! And, now I don't feel so bad about my 20 year old tail kit....
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:20 PM
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Nice looking plane. You will love ❤️ it. I call mine 5 squared... 5 years of construction spread out over 25 years.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:20 PM
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Sir, congrats!
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:50 AM
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Default Good times a coming!

Looking forward to some -4 form-ups soon! I will be over to visit in Casper once we finally get the weather thing favorable...keep me posted on first flight plans.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:57 AM
Johnnybgoode Johnnybgoode is offline
 
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Thumbs up Come on over...

You all formate on down towards LKR sometime and we'll make it a 3-ship!
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:03 AM
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My kit was purchased in '90 (#2154). The first builder had it for 25 yrs, 3 moves and 2 marriages. Then I got it and it was at the QB stage (approx.). I figured hey, it's all there, looks like an airplane. Hang an engine, run a few wires, stick a screen in the panel and go fly. Easy peasy. That was 3 yrs go and I have worked hard on it, but now I know what you other builders know. So I will also have a 30 yr project by the time I am flying, but I can't wait. Jealous!

Your bird looks real nice. I hope you have a great time flying it.
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:52 PM
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Well done! It's great to see "new" -4's still taking life. I'm a few months behind you and can't wait for the fun your about to have this week flying her.. Keep us posted.
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