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Old 03-21-2018, 09:51 PM
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Beautiful bird! That color scheme is awesome.
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:06 AM
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Default Building the RV-4 !

After 15 years of solo efforts I've taken the plunge to join forces with a fellow builder in a 50/50 partnership. The increase in energy and work effort will hopefully see her flying in a year or so.
Sometimes having 50% of a flying -4 is better than owning 100% of a part built project.
Your beautiful machine highlights that continued effort can produce superb results. Hats off to you for such a sterling effort.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:20 PM
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Default love that yellow

Beautiful -4, love the color. Mine is similar yellow. I call it "Yellow Fever".
congrats!
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:17 PM
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Default First Flight

Runway finally dried out, winds were calm so no excuse not to fly it this morning, so I did!
Temps all good (on the cool side) just a slight heavy right wing easily trimmed out. Flew like I hoped it would. Hardest part was getting it slowed down enough to land...
This is going to be fun
I'm grinning

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Old 04-03-2018, 04:45 PM
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Default 4-form ups

Guys,
Count me in for some -4 fun.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:46 PM
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Default Way 2 Go!

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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!!

Skip
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Skip,
Looks like a beauty.

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Old 04-04-2018, 07:12 AM
Michael Henning Michael Henning is offline
 
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Default Gawking

Skip,
How many hours have you spent staring at your plane on your way out of the hangar?
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:05 AM
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Default Mellow Yellow...

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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!!

Skip
NC
RV-4 #1904

Skip,
We ordered our tail kits the same year, WOW, congrats!
Although not a fan personally of your primary color choice, you pull it off with panache!
The best part is another FOUR plying the skies...

V/R
Smokey

PS: They are never fully done...BTW. Hey,is that a Bob Olds Landing Light? Blast from my past...

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Old 04-04-2018, 05:48 PM
Nate-ISU Nate-ISU is offline
 
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BTW. Hey,is that a Bob Olds Landing Light? Blast from my past...
I, too, noticed that! Then again, I own Bob's first -4. The lenses will need replaced one of these days; one cracked on the under side and some hazing but it's impressive they've lasted 35 years.

Great looking RV, Skip. I never used to be a fan of yellow on much of anything but as I age, it's definitely warmed up to me. I think she looks great. I love knowing that -4's are still being built and flown. They are amazing machines.

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Old 04-08-2018, 01:19 AM
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Oh yeah, great looking paint scheme and aircraft. Love the look of the short-gear -4s. That bird looks like she is ready to take to the skies - for some high speed cruising. Congrats.
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