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Old 11-24-2015, 03:52 AM
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Absolutely beautiful... and I bet it feels ten times as good as it looks!
Martin J Filiatrault
Clarkston, MI
RV-8 #83507 - registered; final assembly continues; engine remounted.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:47 AM
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Location: Benton, Kansas
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Default Jealous as ****!

Arlie, I don't need much motiviation, (just more time and money) to get my project flying, but WOW!.

You have an awesome machine there. I want to come see it someday!

Gregg J. Brightwell
Benton, KS
-4 Emp and Wings complete!
Fuselage out of the jig!
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:50 AM
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Location: Lufkin Tx
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I appreciate all the compliments. We are very happy with the results of this project. At first we were just going to spend the minimum ammount of time and money to just get it back to flying condition, but if you have followed our posts, it needed a lot more repairs than first estimated. Thanks goes out to VAF and Vans Aircraft for all the information and assistance in making this project possible.
Arlie Conner (A&P)
RV-4 (N124TT) Sold
RV-8 (N269CP) Sold
RV-4 (N684ML) completed 3-17-19
KOCH Nacogdoches
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:06 AM
BenNabors BenNabors is offline
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Location: Alabama
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Default Now that is a picture for the Vans calendar!

What a great shot! The graphics concept is really neat, it took real talent to transform that mental image of the concept into a finished work of art.

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I can finally post a picture of our project actually flying. I thought this day would never happen.
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Old 11-25-2015, 05:24 AM
Jstov Jstov is offline
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Location: Melbourne beach, fl
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Nice job guys!!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:55 PM
songbird songbird is offline
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Location: Rosharon,TX
Posts: 15
Default "Windrunner" RV-4

I posted a picture of my rebuilt 1987 RV-4 5 years ago, but it went away. You might call it an earlier glass panel. It was built by Richard Smith who worked for Van's back then. It was a pleasure to fly then, and it continues to be now. Thanks to David Grover, and Nick Nafsinger, local Houston RV experts, for making my entry to the RV world a fantastic experience.

This IFR panel is great to fly behind. Stick has smoke, flaps, start, trim, mic, and autopilot disconnect. Garmin 430W, Dynon 100 and 120, Garmin 496, Dynon HS 34, and AP 74. While left hand works the throttle, and the main switches, the right hand flies and works the system. I love the layout. Note the map case
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Old 01-20-2016, 05:30 AM
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Location: Cartersville, Georgia KVPC
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Default N124SR

Nice panel Rick! Surprising how much function you can pack into the small-ish (compared to a 6, 7, 8, 9 etc.) -4 panel.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:40 PM
sblack sblack is offline
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Location: Montreal
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I like how the paint lines follow the lines of the cowling shape. I might have to steal that on mine!
Scott Black
Old school simple VFR RV 4, O-320, wood prop, MGL iEfis Lite
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:03 PM
mbuehler mbuehler is offline
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Location: Tacoma
Posts: 82

Here's a few shots of my "new to me" 2004 RV4 SN#142.

Made my first flight a few days ago, absolutely love it!

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Old 10-15-2016, 07:47 AM
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Location: TX32
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Default Four More

Congrats MB, keep "the grin" going!
My RV4 turned 20 this month, hopefully you can fly yours that long...

PS: Next challenge: Build an RV4...
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