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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-25-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By patterson
Still need a Ticket

Anyone that might not be attending after all?
I could sure use your ticket.
Ron
510-421-2316 here on the field
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-24-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By patterson
Looking for a Vans Banquet ticket

Need one ticket.
510-421-2316
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,610
Posted By patterson
Looks Fantastic

Congratulations Eric! That is a beautiful paint job. Post more pictures when you have time.
Forum: Polishing your RV 10-04-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,986
Posted By patterson
Beautiful Airplane!

Bruce,
What method do you use to get such a brilliant shine?
Ron
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,383
Posted By patterson
830 pound RV4?

"My question is do you think it will be possible to build the RV4 with an empty weight down to 830 lbs, 70+ lbs down from std weight?"

No
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-14-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By patterson
Transport in Phoenix

Need help moving my wings about 50 miles in Phoenix.
They are in a wing cradle. + ailerons and flaps. I'm in another state and can't do it myself.
Thanks
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-26-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,260
Posted By patterson
It was great fun

Good burgers, lots of ice cream and great conversations with fellow RVators. Thanks to Donny and Jaye for hosting it.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-31-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,258
Posted By patterson
What a lesson!

Randy,
You are to be commended for your willingness to let others see you make numerous mistakes on camera, then invite us all to learn from them. Brilliant. I'm not sure I could be so brave. So,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,959
Posted By patterson
I stop drilled mine

2 - 1/2" cracks near the trailing edge.
650 hours and no issues. The addition of packing tape sounds like a good addition to this fix.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,851
Posted By patterson
I had this problem

The symptoms you describe were the same for my plane. Not sure if the problem i discovered is similar to yours though...

I had changed engines to a fuel injected motor with a new unfiltered airbox....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,488
Posted By patterson
https://goo.gl/photos/jccKpfFtugvgR8pz6 *These...

https://goo.gl/photos/jccKpfFtugvgR8pz6
*These pictures are from 2017 when I sold the "Hornet". It was listed at $65,000.00 and I had only 2 prospective buyers see it in 4 months time. The second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By patterson
Got it

thanks for the quick responses. Aircraft Spruce has varying sizes to fit .025 metal and higher. Just ordered the smallest for what I need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By patterson
Caterpillar edging

I'm trying to locate a nifty edging material. Its small, u shaped and forms around holes and edges of thin aluminum. It has little triangle edges that mold around metal. I used this inside my -4 for...
Forum: RV-4 08-14-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,787
Posted By patterson
Welcome Mikey

It sounds like you already have a bird lined up to buy?
If you haven't already hired an expert for this buy (or the RV-4 you eventually choose) have it inspected by a knowledgeable RV builder. Try to...
Forum: Rocket 08-06-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,839
Posted By patterson
Tom, No, both halves of the wheel have the same...

Tom,
No, both halves of the wheel have the same size bearing.
ID 1.25 inch with a full length sleeve over both. I do see in their catalogue they only offer tapered axles. 😕 confused....
Forum: Rocket 08-06-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,839
Posted By patterson
Beringer Wheels on an F1

I'm not getting much from Beringer on which axle I need for fitting up their 500 x 5 wheels and tires on my project. Their catalogue shows only tapered axles, but the wheel is not tapered. It's 1.25...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,227
Posted By patterson
Need Dynon/VPX help

I'm at the final stages of wiring my systems and could use an Electronics expert, with Dynon and VPX experience, help to make it all work as it should. I'm hoping to pay you to Zoom call with me to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,446
Posted By patterson
While we are talking about cowls

Hey Mark,
the IO-360 angle valve 200hp motor I'm using does not fit well in the current F1 cowling. I'm using a 2 and 1/4 inch prop extension. The front cylinders protrude by almost 2 inches. Better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,616
Posted By patterson
Oxygen Generators

I think these are the wave of the future for General Aviation. I had an Aerox system and my own big bottle of Aviation O2. Filling it was a pain. Transferring the O2 to a D Bottle I could carry in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,446
Posted By patterson
Cowl inlet sizing Formula?

Ive searched the archives, but cant seem to locate a discussion of resizing/reshaping cowl inlets. I Wont be using round inlets, just standard. Im working on making a Rocket cowl fit a 4 cylinder...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,432
Posted By patterson
I drilled my jet to .098

Back when I did this I remember going very slowly with reaming the carb jet on my 0-320. I read the Thorp list then and several guys cautioned against over drilling the jet too much. I had the carb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By patterson
Need a DAR in Yuma

I'm getting close to the end of my build here in Yuma AZ. I'd appreciate referrals for a DAR in this area.
Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,898
Posted By patterson
Old thread, new questions

I need some advice on an EBuss I'd like to use
Have installed a VPX Sport on my plane already. Because I don't have full confidence in the thing Not going dark, I want to have 3 Essential items on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,937
Posted By patterson
Music in the cockpit

Need advice please. What's the latest way to listen to music when flying up at altitude now? In my RV-4 I had a Garmin 496 with XM radio connected to the mini jack aux input on my Xcom radio. I love...
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,040
Posted By patterson
Ugh

That makes an Aircoupe look good.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By patterson
Here's what we did

Buy an AN3 steel fitting. Press in a standard -3 rivet. Then drill a #60 hole in the rivet. Still not easy, but it does give you more room to work.
Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,202
Posted By patterson
VFR into IFR

In the late 70s I had about 100 hours in my logbook when I decided to rent a 172 and fly from San Antonio to Long Beach CA. My wife and I wanted to spend Christmas with our family. A TV meteorologist...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By patterson
troublesome sometimes

But, you've got to admit their valves and pumps are better than anything else available to homebuilders. I'm installing their fuel valve, boost pump and cool little gascolator in my F4 now. Spruce...
Forum: GPS 01-25-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 393,854
Posted By patterson
I'm wondering if the garmin 660 interfaces with...

I'm wondering if the garmin 660 interfaces with the MGL N16 Nav radio razor head? Will it show its display on the 660 or dynon touch?
Thanks
Ron
Forum: COMM 01-25-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,411
Posted By patterson
Will the NAV N16

Interface with a Garmin 660?
How?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By patterson
Does the N16 NAV

Interface with the Garmin 660?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By patterson
I tried the Michelin Tires

And took them off after 100 hours. I found them to be too stiff and lacking the feel of the Air Hawks included with my RV4 kit. Yes, they last a long time, but I'd rather use 2 sets of Air Hawk tires...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By patterson
Honeywell TL switches

I've decided to use Honeywell toggle switches for my build. Can someone reccomend a good supplier with customer support for choosing the correct switch for my circuits?
Thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,498
Posted By patterson
if you decide to richen the jet

do it with a reamer instead of a drill bit. Works better.
And, a little at a time...careful to not overdo it. dismounting and remounting the carb is a pain and may take several tries. Also, be sure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,577
Posted By patterson
Brilliant!

somebody already said so, but worth repeating. Thanks for sharing this idea.
Ron
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,324
Posted By patterson
To IPad or no IPad?

I'm wondering what the latest views are for using a tablet computer in the panel of an RV? Much of what I've read here talks of issues with them (hard to see screens, self turn offs in flight).

I...
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 460,878
Posted By patterson
Beautiful plane!

Camillo,
Thanks for sharing your build site and the video. I love the paint job. Congratulations. She's a beauty.
Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,012
Posted By patterson
XIO-320 engine

Hi Devin,
I read on this website today about an "XIO-320 (360 case, 320 cylinders, angled valve, fuel injected" engine.

I built an angle valve IO-320 in 2016 using 8 cylinders to end up with the...
Forum: RV-4 12-22-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,860
Posted By patterson
I liked the sliding canopy of the RV8 for my...

I liked the sliding canopy of the RV8 for my build, but it was a lot of work to fit it to the smaller fuselage. We moved the panel ahead 2" to the bulkhead. If I were to build another -4 I'd put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,251
Posted By patterson
I wouldn't

Not to throw a blanket on her love of airplanes, but I'm with Saber on this one. As you know its very loud in there and that alone could frighten her. Also being tied in by seatbelts behind daddy...
Forum: Rocket 10-20-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,289
Posted By patterson
Jim Winnings' Rocket Mods

Before I started building my F4 Raider I spoke to a special builder named Jim Winnings. What a great source of information on RV building and, more specifically, cool modifications to the Fredrick...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-03-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By patterson
Yuma AZ RV'ers?

I'm a builder in Yuma. Looking to see if other RV guys and gals are here too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,572
Posted By patterson
Gallagher has always been good for me

I have had nothing but excellent service and lowest prices available on my -4 since I began insuring (2006) with Shanna and the crew at Gallagher. You are a great plus for Van's builders. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,732
Posted By patterson
Talking RV-4

Vans used my (now Nick M.) RV-4 picture as example in their advertisement of the -4. That made my day.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-18-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,266
Posted By patterson
Thumbs up Van's best design and performance

"here really was only one choice in the end, the RV8, Vans best design ever with style and performance!"

Not wanting to start a war, but RV-4 is my pick :)
Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By patterson
Thanks

Thanks Mike and Jim. I'll try Molotow
Forum: Painting your RV 11-07-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By patterson
Where to buy Gold and Silver color Paint?

I'm looking for a good oil or water based paint to do pinstripe and accents in a true golden and a true chrome/polished aluminum color. Paint that shines after it dries. Anyone have a lead?
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,100
Posted By patterson
Safety first

+1 on what Bill and Dan H. said here. I've been filling my own bottle from a single 180 cylinder for 11 years now. Works well for me, but you must be slow and careful to avoid a bad result.

On my...
Forum: Rocket 08-05-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By patterson
I would use standard length wings

I'm at the canopy stage of my F4 project. Wings are the shorter F1 version. But, talking with Mark Fredrick (sic?) about the lower hp F4, he says more wing area is desirable. The F4 will have at...
Forum: Rocket 07-11-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By patterson
Canopy Question

Hi Team Rocket Builders,
I am ready to begin the Speed Slope Canopy fabrication for my F4 Raider.
But, there appears to be no plans available for this part of the project. My question is:

1.) do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,757
Posted By patterson
Nippon Denso 100211-1680

I used this 40 Amp alternator on my RV for 11 years with no problems. Be sure to get the real ND and not a Chinese knock-off version. I asked Bob Knuckolls about using an automotive unit and he...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,307
Posted By patterson
I'm in

Count me in with this project.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,908
Posted By patterson
Put me down for 4

I love the look. 'F4 Raptor' engraving if that is an option.
Thanks
Ron
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,615
Posted By patterson
Exclamation Put me back up!

Sam,
You deleted my response....
Im now convinced I was getting it right.
Please put It back.
Thanks!
Ron Patterson
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,106
Posted By patterson
I used 3M VHB tape

I used VHB on my Rudder tab on my RV-4. Worked great
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-16-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,831
Posted By patterson
I just met Jim last month

Vince gave me Jim's phone number so i could ask him about shortening the gear legs on my F4 project. Once we started talking i realized what a wealth of information and innovation he was. His...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 248,363
Posted By patterson
Turbo for this engine

A company called Turbo Specialties makes a bolt on Turbo for the Honda r18 engine.

Model: Engine R18 W/T25 Turbo
Part# HC2504E

I wanted to try it on my 2010 Civic EX, but haven't yet pulled the...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,314
Posted By patterson
Thumbs up Extended Range Tanks

I like having extra gas on board. Having said that, I don't want to be a wet blanket on this idea Bill, but my experience with these safe air wing tanks in my RV-4 was mixed.

I did love upping my...
Forum: Rocket 01-26-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 45,615
Posted By patterson
Catto for me

GO time,
I am using a Catto Fixed Pitch prop on my plane. I had one on my RV-4 and it was great. I'll let you know how it works out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,463
Posted By patterson
Great Advice here

as was posted earlier by an instructor pilot... "I used a popular method that helped the few of them who got airsick to overcome it. First, I made it clear that they weren't gong to solo until they...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,029
Posted By patterson
Ugly Dog Contest?

Kidding.....
actually, not kidding.
Sometimes it just seems better to say not worth it. Later it'll be your behind in the seat. How will that feel?
Forum: GPS 01-16-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 393,854
Posted By patterson
Does this integrate with Dynon?

I bought a G660 for use as a portable, but have decided to install it in my F4 as a backup EFIS and a dedicated traffic screen. I also bought the GDL39 3D. Now I'm wondering. 1.) does the Dynon GPS...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,212
Posted By patterson
I took delivery 5 months ago

It came with the package that included all the other pieces of my Skyview Touch system. First I've heard of "issues". I wonder if the unit they sent me is in need of an upgrade or replacement?
Ron
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By patterson
+ 3 for RV10 vent

Like Charlie, I put the RV10 vent in for the rear seater in my RV4. Worked great for 11 years and 700 hours. Will do it again for my new project. Ron
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