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Old 12-06-2014, 03:00 AM
Jstov Jstov is offline
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Default RV-4 dust award

I just purchased my first rv-4. It has been sitting in a hangar for ten years. The gentelman I purchased it from flew it here was going to repaint it and fix a few things on it. Unfortunately he had a botched eye surgery shortly after he started working on it and stopped flying. He was an ATP guy flying for delta so he lost his job at the same time. Anyway if I can figure out how to post pictures here I am submitting this plane for the all time most dust collected award. My plans are to go over the entire airframe with a fine tooth comb, rebuild engine, repaint, update panel and fix a few things that need prettying up. I am sure I will have many more questions so I am thanking everyone in advance. Let me know what you guys think and if I have won the award!

At home in it's new hangar, luckily all I had to do was push it 100 yards!!
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:39 AM
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Hawg Driver Hawg Driver is offline
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Default Good luck

I hope you found yourself a gem. Please keep us updated.

Patric "Balls" Coggin
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:38 AM
precession precession is offline
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More dust than I've seen on any RV, so I vote you win.

Meanwhile, good to see an RV-4 still retains its great lines even beneath all that dust.

Paint scheme looks like it may be a nice one as well.

Congrats on the acquisition.
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:57 AM
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That's a great barn find. How cool is that? You only had to push it into its new home. That should be a really easy rebuild. If you are allowed to strip and paint at the airport you won't even have to remove the wings.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:03 AM
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olyolson olyolson is offline
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Default RV-4 "Dusty"

I vote, you win..... If your buddies read this, your new call sign really has to be "Dusty"

Clean it up and I think you might have a really nice paint scheme
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:52 AM
dan carley dan carley is offline
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hands down you win dusty. the are great machines and easy to work on

good luck
dan carley
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Mjuckes Mjuckes is offline
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Default "Dusty"

Glad to see another 4 soon to be flying. Get her cleaned up and send us some more pics.
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:29 AM
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XOverZero XOverZero is offline
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Originally Posted by olyolson View Post
I vote, you win..... If your buddies read this, your new call sign really has to be "Dusty"
..and if no one else has already picked it (hard to imagine) the selection of an avatar oughta be a slam dunk.

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Emp/TC done; Wings done; Fuse kit done

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Old 12-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Jstov Jstov is offline
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I had not even thought of that, good idea everyone. It killed me to push it into my hangar with all that dust on it, but I had to get to my sons basketball practice. Worst thing is I am away for the weekend so it is going to have to spend a few more days in it's protective dust!!
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:51 PM
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I say:
Scratch the big plans, inspect it carefully, fix what needs fixin' and GET FLYING!
Let 'Dusty' talk to you for a year before you start changing very much.
That year will provide you with much needed flight time.
That year of flight time will reveal the kind of mods you really would like, and push aside the impractical and expensive ones.
Good choice in aircraft!
My T-18 sat a mere 9 years before I bought it. It was similarly dusty, about 1 year less dust. It needed a complete inspection of the fuel system (9 year old mogas) and some fuel system parts. The rest of the plane was in surprising good condition. I changed the tires & tubes to be safe.
PS; Join an RV oriented EAA chapter, you will get the guidance you need, and maybe start aerobatics and/or formation flying.
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