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Old 03-09-2016, 03:27 PM
The Swede The Swede is offline
 
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Default spinner artfulness and more

Proceeding with spinner installation as I'm waiting for the painter. The WW prop hub gives this 1990:s RV4 kit (12" spinner) a challenge due to it's thickness. Had to modify the front plate quite a bit but I think it will be stable enough. Previous lathe spinner centering method worked out fine

Also cut and fitted the old type of wheel pants that came with this kit.

Installed head set plugs, seat heater controllers, sockets and a music input.

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Old 03-31-2016, 12:50 PM
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Default Paint, seats and hangar...

Visited painter today, only some small anomalies to be corrected on fuse before transport to hangar. I think it turned out quite well regarding paint scheme and colours.






My first attempt at sewing something like this, a little challenging with the seat heaters otherwise mostly fun work.


Also been welding some for extension of local airport flying club "tractor shed". Next is making of hangar doors. The RV4 will have about one foot clearance on both sides of gate, plenty
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:53 PM
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Looking good Carl and I enjoy seeing the progress!
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:19 PM
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Default Nice hangar!

Is there plans for it?
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:24 AM
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Very nice panel Swede, great work, the 4 is the best. Never though of putting a Volvo door on one, hmm. ;-)
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:13 AM
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Default Hangar doors

Thanks, well kind of like the Volvo Amazon but don't think that door would make a good fit on the RV
Finally got the hangar doors welded and in place. Sorry no plans of hangar just copied other rafters etc and made my own doors, I think it will hold for some years. Now some paint and panel and it will be ready for the RV
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:32 PM
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Default Go ahead, make my day!

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Visited painter today, only some small anomalies to be corrected on fuse before transport to hangar. I think it turned out quite well regarding paint scheme and colours.
Carl,
It's refreshing to see someone actually building a (not buying-a-flying) RV4!
My RV4 turns 20 this year and all of what you are doing seems like yesterday.

Thanks for sharing and making my day!
V/R
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PS: My RV4 "The Bandit" Circa 2005

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Old 04-04-2016, 03:15 PM
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Default Night transport...

Thanks Smokey, nice looking RV4. Really committed to get this project in the air, went to EAA "phase 1"-seminar last weekend to get a grip on documentation etc.



Fuselage is now in airport club workshop. Wings, empenage, rudders and fairings at painter.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:30 AM
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Default Cool!

Actually the paint schema looks rather like the one I had been planning. Event though I would probably had gone for all red in the end. Simpler to paint.

Anyway, looks fantastic!

Nice to see that the project is coming along, cant really say the same of the fox but I hope to eventually get the papers sorted. I might give you a call as you where at the seminar. Could not make it myself due to family reasons. It seems like the process has changed some since I started it with the fox and I am stuck in soft of a limbo state.


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Old 04-05-2016, 02:46 PM
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