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Forum: RV-4 04-05-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Jvon811
Nick, I'm reallllly hoping you didn't remove 402B...

Nick, I'm reallllly hoping you didn't remove 402B as it's the vertical bulkheads on the fuse sides. In your picture, your 402B's (left and right) appear intact. F-402C is the horizontal member to...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jvon811
Hey Axel, Your "Landing Gear" link takes me to...

Hey Axel,

Your "Landing Gear" link takes me to your Interior pictures. Might be a bad hyperlink. I was hoping to spy on some wheel pant speed secrets :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Jvon811
Nevermind, already found my own answer. It is a...

Nevermind, already found my own answer. It is a makers mark. Should have just googled about 5 more minutes....

http://www.saturnfastener.com/products.asp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 583
Posted By Jvon811
Anybody recognize these bolt markings?

Does anybody recognize these bolt markings? I understand the X is non-corrosion resistant steel, but I'm pretty clueless about the one that looks to me like the planet Saturn... Manufacturer's mark?...
Forum: RV-4 02-26-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Jvon811
Yes, for a few months every year in the...

Yes, for a few months every year in the summertime.
Forum: RV-4 02-25-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By Jvon811
Oh man... Too many to choose from!! Love your...

Oh man... Too many to choose from!! Love your picture though Smokey.

Corsair pic is by buddy flying his -4 with his Dad in the Corsair. Picture taken from my -4 (I slowed down for the Corsair.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jvon811
LogTen Pro

If you're a Mac/iPhone user and don't mind paying a bit for a service (unpopular with Pilots, I know...), Coradine LogTen Pro is really good. I've been using it for about 9 years now and have no...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Jvon811
As mentioned in the original post, I have dual...

As mentioned in the original post, I have dual P-Mags. Page 8-9 of the Emag Install manual. See attached image. They do admit they haven’t personally tested them, but it’s one of the few...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Jvon811
Well, tips erode, get dirty, foul up, things...

Well, tips erode, get dirty, foul up, things change... when you’re on slim margins like 90* LOP, I assume a slight change in plug effectiveness or efficiency might result in the differences I can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Jvon811
Right, thatís my point. I can do 30* but not the...

Right, thatís my point. I can do 30* but not the usual 60-90* I can get with new/clean plugs. Im also a Mike Busch subscriber of LOP Ops and I donít really hang out in the 30* LOP area too much....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Jvon811
I don't have any issues running LOP or...

I don't have any issues running LOP or reinstalling the plugs. 500+ hours and 10 sets of plugs used and tossed (because they're cheap). When I say "problems going lean of peak" after 25 hours, I just...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By Jvon811
Ruthenium HX Spark plugs and LOP? Question for the Spark Experts.

I run dual P-Mag's on my O-320. Using the recommended NGK BR8EIX Iridium Spark Plugs. No fuss, no muss, works good, last long time. I throw them out and buy 4 new bottom plugs every oil change, makes...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-15-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By Jvon811
Wow!! Took the paint right off that guys...

Wow!! Took the paint right off that guys spinner!! ;)
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By Jvon811
Wow, is it that fine of dust? I imagined it was...

Wow, is it that fine of dust? I imagined it was like salty sand blowing around. Like is said, Michigander... Ignorant of desert flying. ACF-50 would be pretty useless against that fine of dust...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By Jvon811
I'm sure the ACF-50 will collect dust, but more...

I'm sure the ACF-50 will collect dust, but more importantly have created a barrier that I can rinse off later. Maybe... just spitballing. I was just curious if anyone had experience with that sort of...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By Jvon811
Desert Camping/High Sierra Fly-In questions

Got my ticket for HSF 2021! A friend and I are planning on taking our RV-4's from Wisconsin and Michigan (respectively) out to Nevada in October for the event. I've never had the RV out west, I'm...
Forum: Reviews 02-06-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,730
Posted By Jvon811
I also ordered one in the RV-4 flavor because of...

I also ordered one in the RV-4 flavor because of this review. Had the normal Milweb1 print up. Excellent quality. Even the cat approves...
Forum: RV-4 02-02-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jvon811
I recommend just replacing the whole panel (403...

I recommend just replacing the whole panel (403 bulkhead). I believe it creates a much cleaner visual in the end.

The two part/sub panel idea is nice if you don't have access to the back side like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Jvon811
If you have ADS-B weather radar data on (which it...

If you have ADS-B weather radar data on (which it looks like you do), those Blue "X" markings are where the ADS-B data hasn't loaded or downloaded yet.

Either you're too low without good enough...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By Jvon811
My -4 has an inspection hole on both sides. One...

My -4 has an inspection hole on both sides. One good reason I can think of for having access to both sides is installing the bolt for the elevator pushrod rod end to elevator horn connection. Without...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By Jvon811
I don't have any pictures handy to show, but they...

I don't have any pictures handy to show, but they don't interfere with the manual flap handle. Of course, you decide exactly where the pedals get mounted. They don't come with plans or drawings or...
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,455
Posted By Jvon811
I have a set of the FlyBoy Accessories pedals in...

I have a set of the FlyBoy Accessories pedals in the backseat of my RV-4 with the manual flap lever. I haven't noticed any interference between the pedals folding and the flap lever.
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,140
Posted By Jvon811
We did it behind the spar, through the lightening...

We did it behind the spar, through the lightening holes in the ribs so there was no way it could touch the aileron pushrod and bellcrank. We had the wingtips off though so we could then run the wires...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,140
Posted By Jvon811
On a friends airplane, a 10' piece of PEX (we...

On a friends airplane, a 10' piece of PEX (we chose white) was snaked through the ribs (took a while) and created a nice conduit for the new wires. Then we just made sure the PEX was secured at both...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,633
Posted By Jvon811
5th for FlyLEDs

I swapped the original Duckworks HID light in my -4 for one of the Taxi/Combo lights from Paul at FlyLED's. Only slight modification to the in-wing bracket for the new light to fit. Maybe 1/2" extra...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,321
Posted By Jvon811
Great old thread! It should always be kept...

Great old thread! It should always be kept current!

Made a early summer trip out there in 2020. Fun place to take a homebuilt and a great little runway. I really wish we could land in the grass...
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By Jvon811
Not sure about any importation info. But if we...

Not sure about any importation info. But if we can ever cross the border again, there's several RV's here at KFNT (115nm West of London, ~45 mins RV speed, 2.4 hours in a car) including two RV-4's....
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,721
Posted By Jvon811
At the 40th Anniversary festivities of the -4...

At the 40th Anniversary festivities of the -4 during Oshkosh 2019, Van did do several presentations regarding the History of the RV-4 story. One was in a forum pavilion so it may have been recorded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jvon811
OK!! haha, I believe you Mel! Thank you for your...

OK!! haha, I believe you Mel! Thank you for your input on this. I'll accept that the "short form" is legal. It still feels weird...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jvon811
Not so simple below the surface (to me)

I'm starting to think I'm becoming a bother. I feel like I'm just re-wording my question over and over until I hear a YES or NO... Sorry, guys.



The "Short Form" gives you this... Good so far....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jvon811
That's still my exact question and I guess that's...

That's still my exact question and I guess that's why I was relating this so much to my homebuilt story track. The airplane receives an Airworthiness Certificate with a specific W&B from 20 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jvon811
Yes, I mentioned this in the first post. I think...

Yes, I mentioned this in the first post. I think it'd be legal to perhaps carry the Empty CG "Short Form" ONLY if you have something like Foreflight to accompany it. Otherwise, I'm not sure if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jvon811
I think my question is so far into the weeds that...

I think my question is so far into the weeds that I'm not yet clear enough on it. My apologize. I can sometimes focus on unnecessary details.

The airplane is weighed, it's in Phase 2, all of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jvon811
I guess that's my fault. I know what a W&B IS and...

I guess that's my fault. I know what a W&B IS and what the book says needs to be on the aircraft. And I know what's required for airworthiness, I read a lot of AC 20-27G and 8130-3 last night. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jvon811
W&B Question for the Lawyers or DAR's...

If you're short on time or patience... The short(er) version of the question is at the bottom.

What exactly constitutes a legal Weight and Balance on the RV? The included pictures are screen grabs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By Jvon811
I completely agree. I should have included that...

I completely agree. I should have included that sentiment in my comment earlier. To each their own, for sure. But in an environment such as VAF where best practices seem to grow and spread to better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,921
Posted By Jvon811
Maybe the unpopular opinion...

I'll throw this out there just because I do believe it and somebody may have a counterpoint to change my mind... This is the opinion of a current DC-9 pilot who knows about flipping switches. You can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,630
Posted By Jvon811
If that's going to hurt the tool, then it's...

If that's going to hurt the tool, then it's probably not a very good tool! Try a couple 10' drop tests on the tool then pass judgement, haha.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jvon811
If your airplane has a shutter or the ability to...

If your airplane has a shutter or the ability to close off airflow to the oil cooler, you might want to adjust that as needed to maintain oil temps as close to the magic 180 degree mark as possible....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Jvon811
Terri Hull is her name at Love's Landing with a...

Terri Hull is her name at Love's Landing with a -6. A fellow C-140 to RV transitioner. I can reach out if you'd like. She may even be on here...

I'm a -4 owner and have been going round and round...
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,340
Posted By Jvon811
Welcome to the fleet Dan! You did pick the best...

Welcome to the fleet Dan! You did pick the best RV, but I'm also biased, but I'm also right...

How old is the W&B? 60" sounds like the old W&B form. Personally, I would do things to lighten the...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-03-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By Jvon811
I have a 1996 RV-4 with the original style...

I have a 1996 RV-4 with the original style (non-pressure recovery) wheel pants. That's exactly how mine are done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 30,765
Posted By Jvon811
Just found this thread! I have been independently...

Just found this thread! I have been independently dreaming of a project like this for about 2 years now just to find that some WAY more qualified than me are actually doing it! Any recent updates not...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,441
Posted By Jvon811
Is that mph or knots? 70mph is a bit slow for an...

Is that mph or knots? 70mph is a bit slow for an easy wheel landing. 70 knots is fast for a 3 point... Especially with tall gear. I believe you gotta pick one prior to touching the ground and fly...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,140
Posted By Jvon811
It could be done in a day if you have building...

It could be done in a day if you have building experience and all the right tools. I have a pretty decent shop of tools but I had to source some Rivnuts to hold the bracket to the ribs... I did it in...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,441
Posted By Jvon811
I've flown both short and tall geared -4's now....

I've flown both short and tall geared -4's now. Really, there wasn't much to it if the speed is under control. I personally like tailwheel low wheel landings around 75mph/65 knots. Hold the pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By Jvon811
I bought my airplane for a steal 3 years ago....

I bought my airplane for a steal 3 years ago. $15k worth of glass panel and other upgrades later, I wouldn't let it go for less than $55k. I'd list mine for $60k if I were to sell today, just to aim...
Forum: RV-4 11-28-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,140
Posted By Jvon811
I had one Duckworks HID light in my -4 when I...

I had one Duckworks HID light in my -4 when I bought it. I then replaced the HID with 1 FlyLED Combo Leading Edge Landing/Taxi Light....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-27-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jvon811
Thanks guys! I've added some* of them to the...

Thanks guys! I've added some* of them to the list. My hope is that when the pandemic lightens up and the world gets back to normal, we can all frequent these great local businesses and enjoy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By Jvon811
Crooked Creek Diary Farm

A (semi) local Dairy Farm named Crooked Creek Dairy has a GA pilot owner! 1900' grass strip located right on the farm for people to fly in and go buy some local hormone free, grass fed beef and milk...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-20-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jvon811
I did forget... That's a good one. My sister used...

I did forget... That's a good one. My sister used to live there and I sort of got burnt out. It is a nice place although it requires a 2 mile walk into town. I believe there are some bicycles at the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-19-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jvon811
The Great State of Michigan Fly-Out List... and one in ohio.

I made up this list of all the known (to me) fly-out places to go eat in Michigan. It's a living list so this hyperlink should always be the most current. I'm working on it daily at this point as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,616
Posted By Jvon811
It's hard to trust any of the numbers from the...

It's hard to trust any of the numbers from the 2019 AVC. I was the only RV Red so I won (yay) but they have my race time as ONE HOUR AND FIVE MINUTES SLOWER than I actually raced. The advertised...
Forum: Propellers 11-01-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Jvon811
Another, quicker, option is to file the bolt...

Another, quicker, option is to file the bolt holes on the front spinner bulkhead into a slot for the bolt to move in. Rotate the bulkhead (front plate) to match your spinner and then tighten the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,211
Posted By Jvon811
I'm very curious to know what Van's would say...

I'm very curious to know what Van's would say about this. I'm just a pilot, not an engineer by any stretch.

BUT, for what it's worth, this looks very similar to how the RV-4 does it.... Screws might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,088
Posted By Jvon811
Oh, the places you will go...

Having grown up on a grass strip with a Cessna 140 and CFI Dad, pancake breakfasts and summer evenings were as good as it got. As a young(er) professional pilot almost to the 10k hour mark, I went...
Forum: RV-4 10-26-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,406
Posted By Jvon811
It's not too far out of the realm of average. My...

It's not too far out of the realm of average. My O-320, wood prop, RV-4 weighed in at 968lbs last time it was weighed. I have a buddy with a -4 about the same weight as yours. Mine's 160hp and his...
Forum: RV-4 10-19-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,479
Posted By Jvon811
I think (just an opinion) that a lot of the...

I think (just an opinion) that a lot of the RV-4's in the world that are equipped with anything bigger than the 150-160hp that it was designed for are already forward on the CG from birth. The design...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By Jvon811
Collective Insight Requested... -OR- WTB 12" Spinner

I've tried and tried and tried and now I'm turning to the internet.

As most of you know, or can figure out, attached is a pic of the 12" spinner on my RV-4, FP prop. Screws attach it to the rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,404
Posted By Jvon811
First Annual "Pilot Rodeo" at KRNP

This past weekend was the first annual "Pilot Rodeo" at KRNP in Owosso, Michigan. We have some local guys who have a Just Aircraft SuperSTOL, a couple Stinson's, a few Cessna 170's 180's that call...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,334
Posted By Jvon811
RV-4 versus Comanche 250.

Just for an anecdotal piece of input...

I did a 2-ship XC trip this Spring with a buddy of mine in a 58' Comanche 250. Michigan to NYC to FL back to Michigan. He's a fuel miser and any leg over 1...
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,126
Posted By Jvon811
L.D., You are correct, the last two pictures are...

L.D.,

You are correct, the last two pictures are of the pitch servo setup. The roll servo mounting location in my airplane is as you see it in the picture. The change in geometry I referred to was...
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,126
Posted By Jvon811
I believe the two most popular places for the...

I believe the two most popular places for the Roll Servo are in the wing and under the floor, to the right of the front seat. Some don't like the under floor option because of interference with the...
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By Jvon811
Did you do any other testing? Did you test...

Did you do any other testing? Did you test takeoff distance, ROC at fixed airspeed? Another one that would be rather subjective (I don't know how you could test it) is relative braking action? Maybe...
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