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Old 12-31-2019, 12:58 PM
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Default Beautiful plane!

Camillo,
Thanks for sharing your build site and the video. I love the paint job. Congratulations. She's a beauty.
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:14 PM
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Beautiful plane!

And I like your tail number!
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Old 01-01-2020, 03:58 PM
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clean bird and the paint scheme is very good. BTW, the translation to English on your website is excellent. I enjoyed reading it.
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Old 01-03-2020, 12:29 PM
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Smile Thank-you!

Thank-you to everybody.
Yes, bellissimo, Smokey. Bellissimo e velocissimo!
I designed the paint scheme with a pro in a couple of hours. A lot more work was needed during the painting: the painter became crazy! (and me, too)
For the call sign, it was a deliberate violation to the english grammar: however I could only use 4 letters after the "I" and I had to sacrifice the "U".
Steve, thank-you for your compliment. My listening capacity unfortunately is worse than the written form. I hope with my weekly podcast listening to make the step, sooner or later.
Ciao.
Camillo

P.S.: he/she is hard to land; more difficult than the -9A. In these first flights, we resemble more to a cangaroo than a plane with his pilot?
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:39 PM
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P.S.: he/she is hard to land; more difficult than the -9A. In these first flights, we resemble more to a cangaroo than a plane with his pilot…
The RV-4 isn't hard to land well, but it is hard to land well CONSISTENTLY. If you are bouncing, that's a sign of too much speed - a very common mistake that easily leads to PIO (in any airplane). Some will wheel land, then immediately come way forward on the stick and "pin it on". That isn't correct technique either. Try slowing it down, touch down on the mains with the tail slightly low, give it a few seconds to slow, then ease the tail down - no extra, unwanted speed.

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Old 05-11-2020, 03:17 PM
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:48 PM
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Thumbs up MY RV-4 in its new colors

Here's a few pictures of my rv-4 in its new livery








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Old 07-27-2020, 11:52 AM
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Thumbs up New Paint Job

Nice Bruno. I like the new paint job.
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Old 07-27-2020, 12:18 PM
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The RV-4 isn't hard to land well, but it is hard to land well CONSISTENTLY. If you are bouncing, that's a sign of too much speed - a very common mistake that easily leads to PIO (in any airplane). Some will wheel land, then immediately come way forward on the stick and "pin it on". That isn't correct technique either. Try slowing it down, touch down on the mains with the tail slightly low, give it a few seconds to slow, then ease the tail down - no extra, unwanted speed.
Excellent advice Jon. Until I learned to land my Rocket like that, I had PIO. I now wheel land exactly like I used to land my RV-9A.... Nose slightly up, wait for it to touch and keep the stick in the same position while the aircraft settled. Then, either gently tail down or nose down depending on my objective. Sometimes I add power for high speed taxi.

The Rocket, in particular, has long titanium springs for gear legs, so the conventional advice of checking forward after touching down on a wheel landing just compresses the springs, followed by you know what.

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