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Forum: The RV Grin 05-03-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Saber25
Quite possibly the most delightful video ever...

Quite possibly the most delightful video ever posted here. Rear seat pax proper fit in a tandem Van's.:)

Cheers,

Hans
Forum: RV-10 04-30-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By Saber25
I have the stainless steel tape on my RV-4 the...

I have the stainless steel tape on my RV-4 the past 32 years. Looks good and lasts a long time. Be very careful with application to make sure the edges line up parallel with your flap. Once applied,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,501
Posted By Saber25
It takes a village to build a plane. :)

It takes a village to build a plane. :)
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,927
Posted By Saber25
My RV4 compared quite well in this race against...

My RV4 compared quite well in this race against more hp/cs equipment. In fact had we used a running start rather than start from takeoff roll I would have done better. Once that -4 gets going it...
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,927
Posted By Saber25
Smile My favorite out of three

After returning from my traditional New Year's Day flight in Miss Fusion flying a recon over Westcliffe Valley and checking the snow on the Sangre De Cristo range, I found this thread down memory...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By Saber25
Tried posting picture, no luck, disregard.

Tried posting picture, no luck, disregard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By Saber25
test picture

http://https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=9259a507ff&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1687100312750371460&th=1769c8cbb9http://https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=9259a507ff&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg...
Forum: Safety 12-24-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,495
Posted By Saber25
"This is a capable airplane in an emergency;...

"This is a capable airplane in an emergency; however my decision making sucked I realize, so please don't flame me. I should have left the plane there got a rental car and made the 2+ hour car ride...
Forum: RV-4 12-20-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Saber25
I started my RV4 in October of 1986 and flew the...

I started my RV4 in October of 1986 and flew the 6th of June 1989. I had good intentions of keeping a build log and got two pages of lined notebook paper filled up. It seemed my time was better used...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,895
Posted By Saber25
In my library I have a 1979 copy of “The Right...

In my library I have a 1979 copy of “The Right Stuff” which I read when it was first published. Interestingly, I finished “The Wrong Stuff” by LTC Truman J Smith published in 1996 today. They are a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 107,580
Posted By Saber25
Our first name initials and the year completion...

Our first name initials and the year completion of our RV-4. That would be 31 years ago and despite also owning and flying a Pitts S1S and a Laser, my love affair with my four has never diminished. :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-06-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By Saber25
Bob, Great flying, videoing and editing a team...

Bob,

Great flying, videoing and editing a team that has come a long way. Thanks for posting and you've set the bar high.

Cheers, Hans
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,084
Posted By Saber25
At 73 years young and having had this RV-4 the...

At 73 years young and having had this RV-4 the past 31 years, my belly stays clean by wiping it down after every third or fourth flight. Especially with smoke oil being used, you'll have a good...
Forum: Safety 11-02-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,488
Posted By Saber25
This straight out of the FAA website. The Top 10...

This straight out of the FAA website.

The Top 10 Leading Causes of Fatal General Aviation Accidents 2001-2016:

1. Loss of Control Inflight
2. Controlled Flight Into Terrain
3. System...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,641
Posted By Saber25
Have only liability on the RV-4 the past 31...

Have only liability on the RV-4 the past 31 years. Money saved on hull has paid for the initial cost of this aircraft. After all, I built it, I'll repair it should I screw it up.

I presume that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,523
Posted By Saber25
This presentation covers some of the questions...

This presentation covers some of the questions posted above.

https://www.avweb.com/multimedia/aviation-insurance-expensive-and-getting-worse/
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,472
Posted By Saber25
They planned on the metal Sensenich. I'm kind of...

They planned on the metal Sensenich. I'm kind of partial to the Catto on my -4 and the Pitts. Very smooth on both.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,472
Posted By Saber25
Thanks guys, I'll pass the per plans...

Thanks guys, I'll pass the per plans recommendation to my friend. Good to hear from current owners of the 9A.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,472
Posted By Saber25
I was thinking in terms of performance and...

I was thinking in terms of performance and possible resale at some time. I've got a bare bones RV4 so my 0-320/FP performance for the past 31 years is quite satisfying. The RV9-A with this same...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,472
Posted By Saber25
Optimum engine

My good friend and meticulous builder is assembling an RV9-A for his son who's in his forties. This airplane will include all the bells and whistles, padded interior, auto-pilot and latest in panel...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-13-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Saber25
Chris, I'm 30 minutes north at 1V6... you'll...

Chris,

I'm 30 minutes north at 1V6... you'll recognize the airplane from the avatar. My crop dusting buddy has an RV4 at Raton. Ask for Martin.

Take care,

Hans
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,464
Posted By Saber25
Decades ago at EAA fly ins with my C-140 we had...

Decades ago at EAA fly ins with my C-140 we had contests using TP and balloons.

Take a paperclip and secure about 1/4 inch of paper at the cardboard roll to give it some weight so it can unfurl as...
Forum: ADS-B 05-05-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,909
Posted By Saber25
And I was curious how many more midairs would...

And I was curious how many more midairs would have been prevented this year by ADS-B equipped aircraft as they converged on Air Venture.

Guess I'll have to wait till next year.
Forum: RV-4 03-30-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Saber25
I've been told, in days of old, when pilots were...

I've been told, in days of old, when pilots were bold.
They'd take a duck, and a bottle of rum.
When caught aloft, drink down to half a sum.
Toss the duck and follow her down.
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Saber25
Finally going full glass

After a friend mentioned he was redoing his instrument panel with new glass, I couldn't be outdone so started on mine.

Cheers ;)

https://i.postimg.cc/HrTDgmBF/RV4-glass-panel.jpg...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-06-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,593
Posted By Saber25
My goodness, how do you get around on such an old...

My goodness, how do you get around on such an old fashioned instrument panel ? Is it safe to fly like that ? :)

Now that you're free, it's just a hop, skip and jump from southern Colorado. Last time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By Saber25
I visited my old hangar at KAPA and birth place...

I visited my old hangar at KAPA and birth place of my RV4. That airport is under the 30 mile veil and I'll be restricted after Jan 1. I won't be installing ADS-B so keep an eye out for me :)

I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,639
Posted By Saber25
As mentioned before, weight savings most notably...

As mentioned before, weight savings most notably observed on the flight line can be accomplished by a bathroom scale and mirror. Your wife or girlfriend will love you for it.

Cheers, Hans
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,700
Posted By Saber25
I've given rides from 14-78 year old but would...

I've given rides from 14-78 year old but would hesitate to take a child that young in an RV4. Should something go wrong would she be able to extricate herself in the worst case scenario ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,935
Posted By Saber25
The RV4 retract has a similar profile in flight...

The RV4 retract has a similar profile in flight as Ken Rands KR1 RG.

The standard RV4 gear standing still, looks like it's approaching Vr and it's as sexy as gears get. I'd love to get some ACM...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,865
Posted By Saber25
I'm wondering, with all these pilots flying...

I'm wondering, with all these pilots flying around and being inside fiddling with avionics, is anyone on board to maintain a lookout for traffic? Wouldn't it be ironic to cause a mid-air while having...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-03-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,968
Posted By Saber25
In July I spent two days at Smiley Creek. I...

In July I spent two days at Smiley Creek. I didn't bring my stove or Mountain House freeze dried this time and relied on the Smiley Creek lodge for fine dining. I had breakfast and dinner and both...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,608
Posted By Saber25
To Hans from Hans, Ditch the big guys in back...

To Hans from Hans,

Ditch the big guys in back for acro. I have a -4 and generally fly acro solo since most people don't enjoy acro rides as much as the guy flying and as you mentioned, the aircraft...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Saber25
Can you measure up or down ?

Today I was visiting with an RV-9A builder as he was ready to find the angle of incidence on his project. Does the measurement 4-5/64" ring a bell ? It's the measurement for determining rear spar...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,331
Posted By Saber25
Think about Smiley Creek

U87 is just south of Stanley and one of the best in Idaho. I camped there just three weeks ago and have been visiting this field since the mid 70's. Great view of the Sawtooth Range all from a runway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,422
Posted By Saber25
Outstanding !

This might give another bubba the idea to strap a couple of AR-15's or AK-47's to the lift struts of his C-172 and try some duck hunting at the next rally. I'll give credit for nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,565
Posted By Saber25
Smile http://i67.tinypic.com/zve908.jpg http://i66.tiny...

http://i67.tinypic.com/zve908.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/bi6p09.jpg

I thought about attending Airventure for just a moment while enjoying this view a week earlier. I've been coming to Smiley Creek...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-25-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,312
Posted By Saber25
Excellent composition and choreography by my...

Excellent composition and choreography by my former teammates. You guys hit it out of the park and should have been featured everyday. The solo acro routines get a bit redundant and the Renegades...
Forum: ADS-B 07-03-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,006
Posted By Saber25
"PS: Our F16 squadron had a quote painted on one...

"PS: Our F16 squadron had a quote painted on one of our briefing room walls:
The Airspace belongs to those who are willing to fight for it...."

Unfortunately the two main groups that represent...
Forum: RV-4 06-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 723
Posted By Saber25
Down grading to old Icom radio

Does anyone have a servicable Navicom IC-A22 for sale. This radio is being used in a non RV aircraft and I figured with all the upgrades here, someone might still have one lying around. Please PM if...
Forum: RV-4 06-09-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By Saber25
Chuck, That would be me and nice of you to...

Chuck,

That would be me and nice of you to remember an iconic airstrip. It's no longer
in service with the activation of DIA. I have fond memories of Aurora Airpark on numerous approaches into DIA...
Forum: RV-4 06-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By Saber25
CCsmith I sent you an E mail. I miss our Idaho...

CCsmith I sent you an E mail. I miss our Idaho flights and am planning on getting Chief Pilot and a couple of his combat warriors to meet up at Smiley Creek this summer. 4000 feet of golf course...
Forum: RV-4 06-07-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By Saber25
Thanks Twister and Wizard. I wish you blue skies...

Thanks Twister and Wizard. I wish you blue skies and a safe OSH experience this summer. I enjoyed watching your practice the other day and seeing how far the Renegades have advanced in their airshow...
Forum: RV-4 06-06-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By Saber25
At thirty she is still beautiful

Today I re-enacted the first flight of my RV-4 exactly thirty years ago, June 6th, 1989. I departed my home base at 06:00 and circled the field just as I did years ago looking for any problems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,860
Posted By Saber25
I've spun the 3,4 and 6 and found no unusual...

I've spun the 3,4 and 6 and found no unusual problems. Not familiar with the others and their spin characteristics.

Here's my -4 some years back. It's a cake walk !

...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,810
Posted By Saber25
I completed my -4 back in 1989. It's a daylight,...

I completed my -4 back in 1989. It's a daylight, fighter interceptor with minimal stuff to take my attention away from the mission. It was my steam relief valve as I was transitioning to the super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,821
Posted By Saber25
Thanks for the plug Chris. We had some great...

Thanks for the plug Chris. We had some great flights together and I wish you guys the best at OSH.

Included a video made on a sunny day while we performed locally. On June 6th at 0600, our first...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 351,449
Posted By Saber25
"I also enjoy the nice creature comforts for my...

"I also enjoy the nice creature comforts for my self and my wife. Different missions, different aircraft requirements".

You're right on Axel, and I wish you successful mission completion.

My offer...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 351,449
Posted By Saber25
Hey Axel, I admire honesty and that's a porky...

Hey Axel,

I admire honesty and that's a porky plane ya have there :)

I still love the very light control forces of my RV4 and the simple combination of FP/160 hp Lyc. I've been flying this very...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 351,449
Posted By Saber25
Very interesting build out. What's the...

Very interesting build out. What's the empty/WT.

Cheers, Hans
Forum: Propellers 12-23-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,697
Posted By Saber25
That's shoddy safety wiring I see on the prop...

That's shoddy safety wiring I see on the prop extension. You'll want someone knowledgable and qualified to retorque and properly safety those bolts.

Who ever completed that front end inspection...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-05-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,563
Posted By Saber25
PittsArtist, Great show and I copied and posted...

PittsArtist,

Great show and I copied and posted to the Biplane Forum. They'll also enjoy.

I've only had one landing in grass out of over 570 so far and would love a green field like yours.

Cheers,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Saber25
Getting the flop tube removed and replaced does...

Getting the flop tube removed and replaced does require removing the tank. My concern was the semi-circular wear pattern on the bottom skin. To add some kind of wear strip, be it of another aluminum...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Saber25
My RV4 had the flop tube in the right wing as per...

My RV4 had the flop tube in the right wing as per instructions. After some 12 years I decided to remove the flop tube since I was concerned about the heavy brass fitting making a wear pattern on the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-23-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,556
Posted By Saber25
The man has good taste... it looks like a...

The man has good taste... it looks like a Warsteiner Dunkel.

Cheers, Hans
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,627
Posted By Saber25
Thanks for the gorgeous pictures. Makes me want...

Thanks for the gorgeous pictures. Makes me want to get on the unfriendly skies just for the bread, cheese and wine and see you guys fly.

Cheers, Hans
Forum: Midwest 08-16-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Saber25
The smoke from fires out west in California and...

The smoke from fires out west in California and other western states has been lingering here for weeks. Normal vis is 50-100 miles and lately you are lucky to get 10-20. The state is too beautiful...
Forum: RV-4 07-26-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By Saber25
Larry, The flop tube is not necessary for...

Larry,

The flop tube is not necessary for positive G maneuvers. I removed mine some 20 years ago when I realized the heavy brass fitting was putting a wear mark on the bottom tank skin. The O ring...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,039
Posted By Saber25
I can't take it anymore. I'll sell the Pitts...

I can't take it anymore.

I'll sell the Pitts S1S and auction off my 29year old RV4 and get a real man's plane. Anyone know of a muscle bound -8 ?? :D

Cheers Hans
Forum: RV-4 04-08-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,792
Posted By Saber25
Good looking RV4... it's my favorite of the breed...

Good looking RV4... it's my favorite of the breed and yellow looks okay on RV4's and others as well. :)

Cheers, Hans

http://i68.tinypic.com/9ritf6.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,839
Posted By Saber25
Purchase a copy of "Better Aerobatics" by Alan...

Purchase a copy of "Better Aerobatics" by Alan Cassidy. "Aerobatics" by Neil Williams. "Fly for Fun" Bill Thomas. "Spins in the Pitts Special" by Gene Beggs . "Roll around a Point" by Duane Cole or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-13-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,932
Posted By Saber25
6'6" "Slim" Larson was the airport manager at...

6'6" "Slim" Larson was the airport manager at Spanaway back in 1972. Even then the airport was under pressure for development. I'm glad I had a chance to visit in '94 on the way to Arlington with the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-13-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,932
Posted By Saber25
Steve, On a clear day in the Northwest it simply...

Steve,

On a clear day in the Northwest it simply doesn't get better. I was stationed at Ft. Lewis after returning from Vietnam and had the pleasure of flying much of that countryside in an AH-1G...
Forum: Rocket 02-22-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,182
Posted By Saber25
Talking Great to hear the oldies but goodies are seeing a...

Great to hear the oldies but goodies are seeing a revival in kit production.

Lots more work but in the end well worth it

Cheers, Hans
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