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Old 01-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Terry Lutz Terry Lutz is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 202

Very nice RV-4! Welcome to the world of RVs. There are plenty of RVs in central Michigan, and although you won't see many of us in the winter months, we will enjoy your company this summer!
Terry Lutz
RV-8 "Sweet Nancy Lynn"
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:05 AM
Sodbuster Sodbuster is offline
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Location: Danville, IN
Posts: 31
Default More details on the yellow RV4 Fastback

Starting at the front: The spinner is a copy of the Rocket, shortened to a 13" dia. instead of 15". The prop is a Whirlwind 74 RV. The engine is a stock IO-360 180 h.p. I moved the instrument panel forward to the #2 bulkhead (like the Rocket.) No canopy frame would fit so I welded up a new one with 3" lower sides. I took it to Dayton and they formed a canopy to fit the frame (super people). I made foot wells for the back seat, not heel wells. I put the Rocket fastback on. I used no wing tips, just flat plates. I worked hard to keep it light. It's a little under 1,000 lbs. including electric flaps, trim and auto pilot. It outperforms my old '4 (same engine). It really rolls fast. I am very pleased. I like the '4 better than any of the RVs I have flown, including the RV-3s. Any questions -- contact Jim 317-718-three415.
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:36 AM
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paulsrv4 paulsrv4 is offline
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Location: Waxahachie,tx
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Been lurking a long time on this site. I'm getting closer to flying.
Here is first Picture RV-4 N698PK. O-320 Powered.
Paul Lips
Waxahachie, Tx
What Would EKG do?
Ernest K. Gann

N698K RV-4 Almost flying
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:05 AM
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Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
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A few pics of ours:

PH-SUM, former N554DW. Imported early 2018 from North Dakota.

O-320, Catto prop. Love how it flies!

Hans Teijgeler
Hilversum, The Netherlands

Resurrecting an RV-3B
PH-BRR Bowers Fly Baby; Imported and upgraded
PH-MGA Jodel DR1050; Built, with Subaru EJ25
PH-SUM RV-4; Imported and upgraded. Sold my share :-(
PH-EIL RV-4; Imported and upgraded for friend. Sadly crashed
PH-ERD Robin DR300; Built with Subaru EZ30 for friend.
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:01 PM
tlump51 tlump51 is offline
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Location: Inglewood, CA
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Default RV4 Picture

My RV4.

IO360, constant speed Hartzell, Airflow Perf. fuel injection. Just upgraded to GRT glass panel.


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Old 12-28-2018, 11:14 PM
tlump51 tlump51 is offline
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Old 02-03-2019, 04:58 PM
RCcrasher RCcrasher is offline
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Location: Eureka,il
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Default Nice RV4

Beautiful RV4 looks fast just sitting there and I bet it is with that engine and prop.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:37 PM
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smokyray smokyray is offline
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Location: TX32
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Default Four is More...

Originally Posted by Lufthans View Post
A few pics of ours:

PH-SUM, former N554DW. Imported early 2018 from North Dakota.

O-320, Catto prop. Love how it flies!]

Ontzagwekkende Hans!
I have fond memories of zipping around the Netherlands at 500/500 (500Knots at 500' AGL) in the F16 many moons ago.
Your Four looks great, nice job blending your new registration into the paint scheme!

You have chosen wisely...
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:50 PM
RepmikeBrown RepmikeBrown is offline
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Location: Tahlequah , Ok
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Default N457PM

All dressed up and ready for Osh!
Finally Painted!
RV4 Built/flying
Mike Brown
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Old 12-31-2019, 12:08 PM
Camillo Camillo is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Roma, Italy
Posts: 518
Default My RV4 (after flight)

Here is my new RV-4. Tail kit has been bought in 2011. I just made 3 flights and he flies straight. Power is more than adequate. He mounts a Lycoming YIO-320 160HP, a Catto 3-blade prop and a Christen oil system. Empty weight is 958 lbs.

First flight video on you-tube:

More on my website:

RV4 IO-320, Catto 3-blade, Christen, I-BILT
Flight time: 20 hour
Status: flight

ROME, Italy
RV9A O-320 D1A, Hartzell C/S prop, slider, I-PRCA
Flight time: 350 hours
Status: SOLD

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