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Forum: RV-4 05-03-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 451,729
Posted By Dayton Murdock
The paint scheme is awesome! love it:)

The paint scheme is awesome! love it:)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Currently it holding at 14.5V with a load of 6-17...

Currently it holding at 14.5V with a load of 6-17 amps
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I have a Nippondenso alternator with a Duracell...

I have a Nippondenso alternator with a Duracell battery
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Alternator Over Voltage

Over the past few months my alternator light it has been flickering and the voltage has been going up from 14.6. Over this weekend it was 15.5 and I decided enough is enough so I took the cowl off,...
Forum: RV-4 02-05-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,143
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I built my -4 and finished it in 2007. I started...

I built my -4 and finished it in 2007. I started with an O320 ,catto 3 blade very basic panel. In 2013 I updated to a AFS efis and adsb. In 2018 l changed the engine to a barrett O360 with a Hartzell...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Mine is in a PDF on the front page in POH,if you...

Mine is in a PDF on the front page in POH,if you want I can send it in word format
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,980
Posted By Dayton Murdock
If it is a 600 pound airframe what engine prop...

If it is a 600 pound airframe what engine prop combination comes in at 230 pounds, My RV-4 came in at 1043 pounds with an 0360 a Hartzell constant speed leather interior fully loaded Gucci and I...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,549
Posted By Dayton Murdock
My specs are 10500 alt , 20" mp, 2450 rpm, 8.5...

My specs are
10500 alt , 20" mp, 2450 rpm, 8.5 gph, 182KTAS
O360,carburetated 9 to 1 pistons , 2 Emags
Forum: RV-4 03-02-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,222
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Hi All My current settings are: 20" MP 2360 to...

Hi All
My current settings are:
20" MP 2360 to 2400 RPM 8.5 GPH with these settings my TAS 180kts @10.500'
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,849
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Van may not have wanted to build the RV4 ,but in...

Van may not have wanted to build the RV4 ,but in my humble opinion it is the best of all of his designs.
Forum: RV-4 12-24-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,625
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Outstanding! Great looking airplane, take your...

Outstanding! Great looking airplane, take your time and don't be afraid of flying it.
Forum: RV-4 12-20-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Build Log

There's mine
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 25,958
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Here's...

Here's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dayton Murdock
The RV 4 is the most undervalued airplane in the...

The RV 4 is the most undervalued airplane in the Vans Fleet. I compiled the list of what it would cost to build my rv4 in todays market. 85k just for the components. I have had two friends by -4s in...
Forum: Reviews 09-06-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,458
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Over the years I have had nothing but excellent...

Over the years I have had nothing but excellent courteous service from Rob
Forum: RV-4 09-02-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,496
Posted By Dayton Murdock
WEIGHT & BALANCE DATA Make: Vanís Aircraft ...

WEIGHT & BALANCE DATA

Make: Vanís Aircraft
Model: RV4 Serial # 4354 Registration # N359DM

Datum= 60 inches forward of wing leading edge. (L.E.)
Design C.G. Range =...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,963
Posted By Dayton Murdock
shoes

I read this this morning and it was an awesome thing to read I know I am a little company but it makes me very proud to be associated with Vans Aircraft.
Forum: RV-4 08-06-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,200
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Tall Man Mod

Hi All
My son wants to fly my -4, But he is 6'4" and can't get in the front seat, has any one done the tall man mod to there -4? and what does it entail?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,896
Posted By Dayton Murdock
FADAC quadrant tops

Just sent 30 tops to anodize
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,896
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Thank You Eric :)

Thank You Eric :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,896
Posted By Dayton Murdock
DJM Mfg Throttle Quadrants

Hi All
After talking with Blake and others I have decided to make some more of the FADAC quadrants.

Dayton Murdock
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By Dayton Murdock
From a distance with the light just right...

From a distance with the light just right :o
Thanks Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By Dayton Murdock
LRP as wallpaper

Thank for the honor of having my RV-4 at Osh as the September Wallpaper
LRP (little red plane)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,697
Posted By Dayton Murdock
today?s test

Hi All
Thank you for all the responses on my thread. Today I tried a new cruise setting 2350 RPM with wide open throttle at 8500 feet.
22.2 Inches of Manifold pressure 180 knots true airspeed 8.8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,697
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Better MPG

I guess I should of given you more information, My set up is:

O360 lycoming Carburated with C/S

currently I see 184kts true at 8500 alt , 2500 rpm 20" MP and 9.5gph

Is there a better setting for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,697
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Engine Sweet Spot

Hi All
Is there a sweet spot for engine operation, I run most for the time at 2500 RPMs, 20" MP , at 9.5 GPH @ 8500 DA. Is there a better combination for cruise power?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-15-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,219
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Great Time

Thanks for inviting me to help Axel.
We are so fortunate to have Aircraft with the capabilities of RV's. Flight time from CXP to IYK 1:18 hrs with the Easterner Sierra on my right it was magical.
I...
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,046
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Congratulations, You have completed a masterpiece!

Congratulations, You have completed a masterpiece!
Forum: California 02-27-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,364
Posted By Dayton Murdock
If I have weather I will be there in the morning

If I have weather I will be there in the morning
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,835
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I will be there with my son

I will be there with my son
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,902
Posted By Dayton Murdock
When my new web page is up and running I will add...

When my new web page is up and running I will add a link to it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,902
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Not True Ed I have a new Formation Quadrant that...

Not True Ed
I have a new Formation Quadrant that isolates the prop, mixture friction from the throttle friction, It will be on my web page soon
Forum: RV-4 01-06-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,940
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Is it possible that your airplane has the...

Is it possible that your airplane has the polyester cowl and wheel pants? Can you post some pictures of your -4
Forum: RV-4 01-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,940
Posted By Dayton Murdock
After I built my -4 I had a aft C/G issue, what I...

After I built my -4 I had a aft C/G issue, what I changed was to move the battery to the upper firewall on top of the shelf, I installed a old heavy starter, Installed a 17lbs steel ring on the...
Forum: RV-4 12-22-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 395,008
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Cool Paint is over rated :cool:

Paint is over rated :cool:
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,625
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Tall Man Mod

Hi All
Has everyone done the tall man modification to there RV-4, If so what does it intail?
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Taxi Lights

Hi All
I have been flying my RV at night more and I have noticed that taxi lights would be a good option. Has anybody installed taxi lights on their Taildragger RV
Forum: RV-4 08-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,498
Posted By Dayton Murdock
This is the CG/ Weight and Balance for my RV-4...

This is the CG/ Weight and Balance for my RV-4


WEIGHT & BALANCE DATA

Make: Van?s Aircraft
Model: RV4 Serial # 4354 Registration # N359DM

Datum= 60 inches forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I have the most current software update: I used 3...

I have the most current software update:
I used 3 different optical tach. devises:
EFIS Tach
780 850
1000 1080
1500 1620
2000 2170
2500 2710
It appears to be off a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,225
Posted By Dayton Murdock
EFIS RPM Indication

Hi All
I have AFS 4500 in my RV-4 and I am receiving incorrect RPM readings between my Emags and my EFIS. Has anyone this problem and what did you do to remedy it.
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Flying at last

I am finished with my engine upgrade and have flown the airplane for the five hours necessary in phase 1. I am delighted with the performance change the aircraft exceeds my expectations. The cruise...
Forum: RV-4 05-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Has anyone installed the new cowl air scoop with...

Has anyone installed the new cowl air scoop with screws? post pictures if you can.
Forum: RV-4 04-29-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Update

Hi All
I have hung the engine (Tight Fit!!) and I am in process of connecting all of the controls and firewall penetrations. The exhaust system is ordered and a new starter is coming. Lots of small...
Forum: RV-4 04-28-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Prop cable run

Prop cable run
Does anybody have any good pictures of how their prop cable goes through the firewall on their RV 4
Forum: RV-4 04-01-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Hi All Do any of you have a picture of how you...

Hi All
Do any of you have a picture of how you prop cable runs to your governor?
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,096
Posted By Dayton Murdock
What is flexing

What is flexing to cause this to happen. Until that is resolved this deformation will occur again.
Forum: RV-4 01-30-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Well I am officially waiting for an engine, I...

Well I am officially waiting for an engine, I have install an autopilot moved my ELT, move the battery and relays and installed the governor mod to the firewall.
The seats are out to the upholsterer...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Hi All I started the firewall hole for the...

Hi All
I started the firewall hole for the governor clearance. The wire has been rerouted for the aft fuselage, Auto pilot is installed, fore and aft sticks have re wired, ELT and the trim system is...
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
http://i63.tinypic.com/ncl79g.jpg New location...

http://i63.tinypic.com/ncl79g.jpg

New location for the trim system relays is already paying dividends.
After testing I discovered that the elevator relay did not survive the relocation.
...
Forum: RV-4 12-18-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I have started to assemble things This is the...

I have started to assemble things
This is the pitch servo
http://i63.tinypic.com/vqh0fk.jpg

Next is the wire run, and so on:)
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Wiring

Hi All
I am still moving wires around getting ready for the auto pilot upgrade

http://i67.tinypic.com/s26xjl.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/jjtv05.jpg

now if I could just remember where they all went...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Yesterday I punch the hole for my autopilot...

Yesterday I punch the hole for my autopilot upgrade. I was reminded that we build and upgrade your airplanes with the help and support of your friends and family. My wife made a excel spread sheet to...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
The CG I knew about, Restricred AW what is...

The CG I knew about, Restricred AW what is that?
And I told my wife before I started that this would be cost neutral ;)
Forum: RV-4 11-25-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Update

Hi All
I have moved the Fuselage to the shop and begun...
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,343
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Dayton's engine upgrade

Hi All
I have decided to upgrade my RV-4 with a O360 C/S and this will be the thread of that process.

http://i68.tinypic.com/1e9v9s.jpg

I look forward to any commits and advise
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,789
Posted By Dayton Murdock
DJM Mfg makes a AR style throttle lever and grip

DJM Mfg makes a AR style throttle lever and grip
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Alvord Desert Eclipse

Hi All
Is anyone flying up to the Alvord Desert to watch the eclipse?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Going to Monroe WA

Hi all
I am going to Monroe Washington to attend my sisters birthday party I will be landing at W 16 is there any information I may need to know. The dates are June 24 through the 26
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Thank You for all the responses I cleaned the...

Thank You for all the responses
I cleaned the bendix with solvent and installed it.
After recharging my battery (left the master on) and several ground starts I think it is good to go
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Smile Thanks for the information:)

Thanks for the information:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,958
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Starter died

Hi All
My starter finally failed today I think it is the Bendix and I am having a hard time finding an old Delco starter for a O320 I like having The heavier starter to bring my CG farther forward is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Going to Santa Monica (SMO)

Hi All
I have never been there, Is there public parking? How far is the walk to the Spitfire Grill? Any other information will be a big help.

Thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,375
Posted By Dayton Murdock
I don't think ice was a factor the OAT was 41 deg...

I don't think ice was a factor the OAT was 41 deg and the fuel lines are in the exit air stream. 10 years of operation makes me think it time for the pump to be changed :rolleyes: least-way I hope...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,375
Posted By Dayton Murdock
Well there is fear at 10.5K with zero fuel...

Well there is fear at 10.5K with zero fuel pressure :eek:

But its all good, I went home and the new pump is on its way
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