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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By daddyman
Brilliant

Mine does the same thing.
Now I have the fix.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,113
Posted By daddyman
Go Wilkerson

The folks I fly with are heading there for a tour of their facility next week.
I've used them for the past 3 changes, and love them.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By daddyman
CS Prop as well

I have a Hartzell CS prop. Huge difference over quoted fixed pitch prop.
Makes aerobatics so much better.
Increase in speed, takeoff performance and climb.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By daddyman
Fine motor

I have a IO-320 and love it.
Flew into Durango, CO at 13,500 and it was fine.
I pulled up just to experiment on rate of climb: >2,000 Ft/min. WOW.
I stopped at FL 150

High altitude was not an...
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By daddyman
Bid a write up on my replacements about 1 year ago

Hey,
I had the same situation.
Love the replacements.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,309
Posted By daddyman
Way to go

Randy,
Way to work through a mechanical issue.
I believe during many jobs there is a point that becomes a crux point. That is it seems hard to move backwards or forward.
Discovering a work around is...
Forum: RV-4 08-19-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,127
Posted By daddyman
noted

hgerhardt,
I did misinterpret the e-mail on 7" vs 6".

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-18-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,127
Posted By daddyman
Nope I used a 6"

Northernliving,
Wow, that is weird. That means I bought the last one?
I used a 6",as I didn't think I could go bigger.
While at OSH, I used my hand as I had no accurate ruler.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,127
Posted By daddyman
good to know

So far, no flats.
Great to hear the 7" will fit.

Thanks for sharing,
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,127
Posted By daddyman
Mystery towing solved

Bob,
I went through several towbars before I found one that worked. I think the advertised here on page1 would work, but I'm way too cheap for that.
I simply tuck it in from in front of the tire,...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,127
Posted By daddyman
Pneumatic tailwheel

I've wanted to lighten my tailwheel for a the last 4 years.
I finally found one from Matco- P/N WHLTW35 (wheel) TIRT6X2ASY (tire and tube) $ 102 + 24
My issue started because I do not have a standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,819
Posted By daddyman
RV-4 is great VFR, but...

Welcome,
When possible I encourage you to donate to our editor(web hoster).

I've been flying the -4 for 5 years and 600+ hrs. It is a fantastic VFR machine, but most are not set up for "hard IFR"....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By daddyman
Nice touch

I like the "old school" look.

Fine craftsmanship.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,192
Posted By daddyman
looks sweet

Brian J,
I was going to paint mine for no other reason than for looks.
It is a "bit dingy" after 25 years.

I like the clean looks of a light gray or white.

Thanks for the pic

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By daddyman
Some consolation

Joop,
I have the same issues here with ALL metric bolts.
Daddyman
Forum: Painting your RV 06-29-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,242
Posted By daddyman
very nicely done Goatfleg

I especially liked your simplified engineering principals.
Way to go.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,229
Posted By daddyman
I have a max entry speed

Just me,
But I have a set max for entry speed of 135 (mph).
Things can get rough if you combine maneuvers prior to the loop.

I may be conservative, but I'll take it.

As for speed at the top, I...
Forum: RV-3 06-18-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,427
Posted By daddyman
Welcome to the wonderful world of Van's

Happy Landings to you,
Daddyman
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By daddyman
Looking good

My question to you is how the heck to you refill your O2 tank. I've got one and the oxygen folks don't want to have anything to do with it.
Your solution also solves where to put it.
Daddyman
Forum: The RV Grin 06-09-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,650
Posted By daddyman
Congratulations

In time it will be as comfortable "as a pair of old jeans".

What a plane the -4 is!

Daddyman
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-04-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,813
Posted By daddyman
Rest in peace Ray Hill

Smokey,
We all need a Guru, and can gain from the wisdom they pass forward.
I'm sure he will be missed.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By daddyman
added photo

Here's the pics described in my previous message:
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By daddyman
Love the Crows

Put them in about 1 year ago.
They are a big upgrade in comfort. The pad that sits over the collarbone makes them very comfortable.
Just me, but the color and contrast also was an improvement.
The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By daddyman
Great tip

HFS,
Way more better than my "match it up" attempts.
Thanks,
Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,222
Posted By daddyman
a true "Flight Dog"

Seems pretty happy in flight.
Perhaps she is apprehensive during preflight in fear she'll be left behind.
Does she point out items during pre-flight?

Daddyman
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,410
Posted By daddyman
Calandar worth picture

Jerry,
Your sunrise picture is beautiful.
Perhaps you should have it blown up for your hanger wall as well.

Happy Landings,
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 02-03-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,245
Posted By daddyman
used simple tools

I used a hand held jig saw on 1/4" plexiglass. Made the holes using a plexiglass bit.
It took 2 tries before I was satisfied. Sanded on a disc sander. Beveled the edges to save on drag. Looks darn...
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,245
Posted By daddyman
learn somthing every day

Mel,
I did not know that. Thanks for the correction.
It would have been fine if 2 threads were showing past the nut, but there were none, and it was in fact finger-loose.
Fell off when I touched...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,245
Posted By daddyman
Both sides

I have them on both sides but made a big safety enhancement by making one side clear plexiglass.
Important because I can now see the torque tube bolt to elevator during pre-flight.
Note: prior...
Forum: RV-4 12-29-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 365,178
Posted By daddyman
Looks darn close now

Keep at it, you are so close now, I can almost hear the sound of "CLEAR PROP".
Your blue over shine is gorgeous.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,237
Posted By daddyman
one each way

00Dan,
I have a split rocker switch for taxi and one for landing.
The taxi light is aimed downward about 10-15' forward of the nose.
The landing light is aimed to light up the approach rwy numbers at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,734
Posted By daddyman
Similar leak

Bill,
I had a nagging source of a leak that began looking like yours about 6 months ago.
Turned out to be the line running to the prop from the prop governor.
Hard to see but it was on the engine...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,009
Posted By daddyman
dipstick

Dan,
I calibrated a dipstick from a spruce 3/4" square piece about 15" long.
I never use it.

I can take some pics, yet it is a crude device.
I have used similar sticks in Pipers & Cessnas, but you...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,009
Posted By daddyman
on the roll bar?

Dan, If it swings at all, it could cause damage to your canopy or head. remember whatever is in it could "weigh" x4 under G-load.

Suggestion: if you want something handy, wear it in your flight suit...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,009
Posted By daddyman
Tail heavy landings

With 600+ hrs in mine, I still find it hard to wheel land with an adult over 170# in the back. My brid just wants to squat and 3-point. Hard to stop it.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,009
Posted By daddyman
Welcome to the -4

Welcome to a great machine.

I humbly agree. 943# is a good weight.
Not sure where your battery is located. If it is in the rear, the simplest fix is to switch to an EarthX battery and save tail...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-24-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 91,570
Posted By daddyman
Funny

Goatfleg,
It is good you can have a sense of humor throughout the process.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Daddyman
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-17-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 89,333
Posted By daddyman
Moving post

Boyd,
I was moved by your story and photo.
Your photo is worthy of the Van's Calendar.
I urge you to submit it.

Without political input, I think we all need an uplifting story like yours.

Way to...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,193
Posted By daddyman
Pretty close

When I purchased my about 6 years ago, it was 1015#.
I put it on a diet and it lost a vacuume pump, steam gauges, and "pink battery".

Now it is 935#


Hoping to shed some tailwheel weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,438
Posted By daddyman
Heavy Handed?

Doug,
Are you a heavy handed guy?
Just kidding.
17 years of service it does not owe you any more.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 10-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,913
Posted By daddyman
1800 for me

I was quite startled when during a hot start the engine lit with the throttle wide open. The tail lifted immediately. Thank God no prop strike.
Caught it during the lift.
Phew.
Edited my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,824
Posted By daddyman
Same guess

Same guess.

second guess: out of a shirt pocket while bent over into the engine space.

third guess: gremlins.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 09-10-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,528
Posted By daddyman
Yep Welcome to base yours on mine.

You are free to use mine.
To get it, please pm me your e-mail.

Please don't criticize me for the following:

1. being OCD about my plane

2. spelling like a 1st grader (actually, that is an...
Forum: RV-4 09-02-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,106
Posted By daddyman
My Bird

Good question:
My total empty weight is 935.
I have IO-320 with constant speed Hartzell prop.
Been on a diet since I got it.
Process is: yank out everything you don't need.

Bought at 988lbs.

C.G...
Forum: RV-4 08-25-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,087
Posted By daddyman
Bullocks

Brian,
Bought mine with 212 hrs in the logbook. Got 4-star transition training from Dave Austin (DTO), and loved it ever since. Flying the -4 made me a much better pilot. GO FOR IT.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 429,685
Posted By daddyman
Congratulations on your bird

Fly the heck out of it.

Happy landings,
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,521
Posted By daddyman
High G-loads during transport noted

Many years ago I transported my KR-2 for final assembly.
Once secured onto a trailer, I excitedly drove away.
I was shocked to note on the panel mounted G-meter 4+ during the short trip.
Still not...
Forum: Safety 07-27-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,296
Posted By daddyman
Being "Great" when it counts

Way to go on your handling of your emergency. Good decisions all around.
Thanks for sharing.
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,586
Posted By daddyman
Short vs long?

All,
I've been flying my 1996 short legged -4 for 6+ years. Never even considered the conversion to long gear.
My has a CS prop, 160 hp IO-Lycoming, and is light (933#, fast 193mph) and gives me 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,696
Posted By daddyman
Good for you

Crabandy,
Glad you've taken this step.
Hope it works out great.
One question; how long are you planning on making it?
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 05-29-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,573
Posted By daddyman
also noted...

BTW; mine is IO-320 with constant speed prop. not fancy but fast.
Happy Landings,
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,573
Posted By daddyman
1st to do

David,
The Van's plans called for 1500#. The builder sets the max weight.
Checked the placard?
Mine said 1600#, so not an issue.

Heavy weights + hard landings can be hard on your gear.

Sounds like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By daddyman
Looks great Martin

Martin,
Looks really good.
I may copy your efforts on my -4.

Daddyman
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-15-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By daddyman
Master Card AD?

Cost of building, soring and maintaining an RV- $$$
Cost of Fuel for the trip across the country -$$
Being able to experience it with your brother -Priceless

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 05-12-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 281,357
Posted By daddyman
Pannel Porn

Nick,
I'm envious. Your left HOTAS loos so cool.

Mine is a patched together 1/2 modern era, 1/2 old school round dials.
But it's mine, and on a budget that didn't cause me to break my piggy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,051
Posted By daddyman
Nice technique

Justin,
Sweet video from another -4 driver and former Michagander.

Also sent you a PM.


Happy Landings,
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 04-28-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By daddyman
Pics coming

Steve,
I will head to the hanger tomorrow and take a pic.

The intent it to keep the rear seat from deforming inward like a taco under high g's.

By supporting the rear arch just inside the luggage...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,305
Posted By daddyman
She is a beauty

Carl,
I bet it flies as good as it looks.
Paint?
Keep it shiny "Wizard"
Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 04-15-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,510
Posted By daddyman
post fix update

Found out the "new K & Ns) are taller than my old school original.
Built up foam then fiber glassed my induction area to hold it in place with the proper snug fit to my fuel injector air mixer.


Did...
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,135
Posted By daddyman
Did a post on this last year

Bill,
You may want to do a post search.
I swapped for LED, and love them.
I included part numbers etc.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,841
Posted By daddyman
Pick a rwy and go for it

GHARBEN,
I wrote my Pilots Operating Handbook. In doing so, I actually tested my own max cross wind component.
It does not have to be tested during a landing. You can taxi around the airport...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,510
Posted By daddyman
thanks for the tip

Carlos,
Appreciate it.

Daddyman
Forum: RV-4 03-19-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,510
Posted By daddyman
K & N air filter P/N?

My trusty but old (7+ years?) K & N air filter has finally gone kaput.

I have an IO-320 with Bendix fuel servo.

My lower cowl is standard Vans (circa 1995).

Since I did not build it, wondering if...
Forum: Safety 03-10-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,171
Posted By daddyman
Had a sneaky one last year

Bill,
I had an oil leak that I could not find, despite really looking for it.
It got progressively worse. Finally with the help of some RV'ers at my field discovered the stainless steel line from...
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