VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #191  
Old 05-27-2014, 08:01 PM
precession precession is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 146
Default Nice

Nice, tidy-looking ship. Hope you enjoy.
Reply With Quote
  #192  
Old 05-28-2014, 07:32 AM
Derek Derek is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 86
Default First flight of VH-KDO

My RV-4 project is now officially an aircraft, it took to the air for the first time approx. 2 weeeks ago, and currently its got a whole 3 hours total flight time! So far the phase 1 flight testing has gone extermely well, no real show stoppers to speak of.




Reply With Quote
  #193  
Old 05-29-2014, 02:34 AM
Infidel's Avatar
Infidel Infidel is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: WV22
Posts: 849
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek View Post
My RV-4 project is now officially an aircraft, it took to the air for the first time approx. 2 weeeks ago, and currently its got a whole 3 hours total flight time! So far the phase 1 flight testing has gone extermely well, no real show stoppers to speak of.




Nice color choice and I really like the orange and black. Nice and sutle and not over done. Congratulations mate
__________________
RV-4 0320\D3G 160, Whirlwind 200GA 70".
Reply With Quote
  #194  
Old 05-29-2014, 03:12 PM
smokyray's Avatar
smokyray smokyray is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: TX32
Posts: 1,968
Default Fair Dinkum!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek View Post
My RV-4 project is now officially an aircraft, it took to the air for the first time approx. 2 weeeks ago, and currently its got a whole 3 hours total flight time! So far the phase 1 flight testing has gone extermely well, no real show stoppers to speak of.




G'day Derek,
Always great to see another RV4 completed. I just celebrated 25 years since I bought my 4 tail kit.
What most of the other "post RV6" builders don't realize is the difficulty level of building an RV3,4 or 6. Nowadays you just pour a bucket of clecos into the box, shake it thoroughly and an RV7,8,9,10, 12 or 14 might pop out

Bravo, thanks for sharing!
V/R
Smokey

Ps: The colors look blue/orange on my phone, Auburn University Tigers colors...

Last edited by smokyray : 05-29-2014 at 03:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #195  
Old 05-29-2014, 05:43 PM
daddyman's Avatar
daddyman daddyman is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 327
Default Congratulations to you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek View Post
My RV-4 project is now officially an aircraft, it took to the air for the first time approx. 2 weeeks ago, and currently its got a whole 3 hours total flight time! So far the phase 1 flight testing has gone extermely well, no real show stoppers to speak of.





Way to go.
A great lifetime achievement.
Daddyman
N262 DF
Dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #196  
Old 05-30-2014, 05:49 AM
eddieseve eddieseve is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 617
Thumbs up

Derek,

Looking forward to flying with you, great looking RV

Quote:
Originally Posted by daddyman View Post
Way to go.
A great lifetime achievement.
Daddyman
N262 DF
Dues paid
Cheers
__________________
Eddie Seve
Sydney Australia
First Flight 16th July 2012
RV-7 Phase 2, 30 Oct 2012
1100 hrs Feb 2020
Reply With Quote
  #197  
Old 05-31-2014, 02:19 PM
Derek Derek is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 86
Wink Thanks Guys

Thanks for all your comments. Its a bit difficult to tell from the pictures I’ve attached, the black looking color is a dark blue. Interestingly the orange is a Mercedes Benz color the local automotive paint guys mixed up for me. They said orange is the new black

And Smokey, you'd be surprised the number of times Ive been asked already if my aircraft was a QB kit. I wish !

Last edited by Derek : 05-31-2014 at 02:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #198  
Old 05-31-2014, 06:30 PM
Dayton Murdock's Avatar
Dayton Murdock Dayton Murdock is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Carson City NV
Posts: 559
Default

Here's the latest for me
[IMG][/IMG]
[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Dayton Murdock
VAF#408 RV4 N359DM O360 C/S, Dual P_Mags, AFS Efis, Trutrak A/P, Leather, Electric trim and flaps, Led lights, Freeflight ADSB and it is painted Red, Flying 1105 hrs 11/28/20

Builder Log
Reply With Quote
  #199  
Old 05-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Michael White's Avatar
Michael White Michael White is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cartersville, Georgia KVPC
Posts: 945
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dayton Murdock View Post
Here's the latest for me
[IMG][/IMG]
Dayton,
Another beautiful air-to-air shot! Can I beg a larger copy for my wallpaper/motivation collection?
__________________
Moose
VAF #136
Reply With Quote
  #200  
Old 05-31-2014, 10:30 PM
Jetj01 Jetj01 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 353
Default Two beautiful -4's

Nice job with your completion and Dayton, love the red -4! Always nice to see more -4's. Flew formation with my neighbor tonight who just purchased his already flying -4. I put mine away and drove over to his hanger and he was just sitting in his plane just grinning. "I sure love this plane." He said. Yup, love the RV-4. Every time I see Richard Van- I always thank him for the RV-4 :-)
__________________
Jj
Eagles Nest, TX
Built and FLYING RV-4 Fastback!
SOLD RV-6/RV-8/Rocket
Retired USAF, Current Boeing Driver
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.