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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Jvon811
Pre-punched RV-4 skins? Did the builder start the...

Pre-punched RV-4 skins? Did the builder start the project and then stop?
Forum: Tools 09-10-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,581
Posted By Jvon811
+1 for the

I second that Amazon purchase, Mickey. Mine was called something different, but appears to be from the same Off-Shore factory... For what I paid, it's been a good piece of gear....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-02-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Jvon811
Email sent regarding part number verification....

Email sent regarding part number verification. Thanks.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-02-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Jvon811
WTB: Vetterman Crossover Exhaust for IO-360. RV-7.

Long shot, casting the netÖ My Grandfatherís RV-7 Exhaust let loose and separated at the #4 exhaust flange and cracked significantly along the crotch of the Y-pipe nearest #4. Heís currently AOG (at...
Forum: The RV Grin 07-21-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Jvon811
Looking good!! Welcome to the Club! Best RV...

Looking good!! Welcome to the Club! Best RV design by far (just my opinion :D)
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jvon811
My mistake friend. I mistook you for someone else...

My mistake friend. I mistook you for someone else then. Sorry about that.
Forum: RV-4 07-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By Jvon811
N249P tailwheel weight was showing exactly 50 lbs...

N249P tailwheel weight was showing exactly 50 lbs at last weigh in about a year ago. O-320, wood prop, no Landol ring. 966lbs empty.

Too many variables in your original question to give one answer...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-22-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By Jvon811
Thanks for the info guys. I know canopies are...

Thanks for the info guys. I know canopies are limiting and open air is best, and I have done photo work from other airplanes with those capabilites. I was just wondering if someone had some sort of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-21-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By Jvon811
RV-4 as a Photo Ship

I took some photo's of my neighbor's who have a pair of 90hp Super Cubs recently. Stuck another neighbor with very little camera experience in my backseat and handed him the DSLR (Canon Rebel T4i)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,704
Posted By Jvon811
I have done all three versions coming from the...

I have done all three versions coming from the Flint area going to and from Oshkosh over the years.

The more risk adverse options are to obviously go around the lake.

The Chicago Skyline Route is...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By Jvon811
Cloud residue "testing"...

A few years ago, on a perfect mid-winter day in Michigan (note the sky in the attached picture, plenty of options to escape icing), I was curious as to exactly how my RV-4 would act with above...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 47,133
Posted By Jvon811
I've been the RV-4 guy in two states now. Just...

I've been the RV-4 guy in two states now. Just moved to Georgia about 6 months ago (Happy wife, happy life etc) and got the Plate there too!
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,570
Posted By Jvon811
I sometimes pull the rear stick out AND seat back...

I sometimes pull the rear stick out AND seat back for full "Pick-up Truck" mode... If it fits, it ships! (within safe margins/rules/etc etc)

This was my gear on the way to Petit Jean 2021. (Not...
Forum: Tools 03-10-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By Jvon811
After years of admiring your airplane and...

After years of admiring your airplane and craftsman ship, now I have to drool over your workshop projects too!?

This just solidifies it, I want to be Dan when I grow up...

Great inspiration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,730
Posted By Jvon811
All of my neighbors (even the non-aviation ones)...

All of my neighbors (even the non-aviation ones) always tell me that they can recognize me when I fly over. The RV's just have a good sound to them! I do have one video crossing the Sunshine 400...
Forum: RV-4 01-27-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jvon811
I agree with Fitz. The seatbelt is the most...

I agree with Fitz. The seatbelt is the most simple solution for the ailerons and elevator. Even if you're thinking about sitting it outside during "OSH21, Wednesday Night" level weather, just make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,969
Posted By Jvon811
I used a regular automotive relay (like Sid) on...

I used a regular automotive relay (like Sid) on the smoke pump with my system with this Pushbutton Switch on my stick.

https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/apem-inc/401ZQE/1280084

*click*...
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Jvon811
Welcome to the -4 Club!

Welcome to the -4 Club!
Forum: RV-15 12-22-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,861
Posted By Jvon811
Smokey! Where did you get that picture of the...

Smokey!

Where did you get that picture of the -4 with the cargo pods? I've been dreaming of those for a few years ever since I saw the Mike Arnold videos on YouTube where he's building them. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,320
Posted By Jvon811
That's great Andy!

That's great Andy!
Forum: RV-4 10-20-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jvon811
I donít know without reaching of anything exactly...

I donít know without reaching of anything exactly plug and play for the Duckworks 55w halogen bulb, but a little homebuilding can get you a much nicer light set up. I replaced my RV-4ís Halogen with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,786
Posted By Jvon811
I have replaced all 4 auto plug adapters on my...

I have replaced all 4 auto plug adapters on my engine before (4 bottom plugs)... I'm more of the live and learn type. The way I see it, the cost of the adapters is the cost of my schooling and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,298
Posted By Jvon811
Post# 2/2

PETIT JEAN!!

For those who haven't been, you're missing out. If you think Oshkosh is top of your RV travel list, you're mistaken. If you think that Arkansas is too far away from you, you're wrong,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,298
Posted By Jvon811
Post# 1/2

Two big events... Requires a Post #1 and #2.

The weekend started Thursday for me. I got to fly my own airplane into the KMEM where I work and got some pictures of my fun airplane with my work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,424
Posted By Jvon811
Sorry for the thread drift...

rv8ch,

As a avid Flight Simmer and avid tailwheel enthusiast, I'm not sure DCS with VR is the best intro to getting the feet working. I have DCS with a set up similar to yours using and Oculus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,841
Posted By Jvon811
Great Lakes STOL Competition

This weekend was the Great Michigan Bush Company's inaugural "Great Lakes STOL" competition. I, of course, had to represent the RV contingent

I almost got Van's published numbers for the RV-4 with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,508
Posted By Jvon811
I think you're a friend of my Uncle, Dave von...

I think you're a friend of my Uncle, Dave von Linsowe. He's on his second go around with the same -6 he owned 12+ years ago! Look no further than our family to know that second hand owners care for...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,633
Posted By Jvon811
Aerobatics IS energy management! Flying is energy...

Aerobatics IS energy management! Flying is energy management! Airspeed is a quick (but not perfect) indicator of energy state. If I'm wrong, then my almost 10k hours of flying time has all been done...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,633
Posted By Jvon811
Careful what information you ask for on the internet...

This is ONLY true provided it's flown as a round loop, (which you do allude to) and initial stick pull force (resulting G forces) are the same as the exit stick pull force (and resulting G force)....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,177
Posted By Jvon811
My baby powder is Lavender scented... It does...

My baby powder is Lavender scented... It does make the process slightly more calming and enjoyable for me. The tubes must stay calm in the tire too because I haven't had a problem in years.
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By Jvon811
Nick, I'm reallllly hoping you didn't remove 402B...

Nick, I'm reallllly hoping you didn't remove 402B as it's the vertical bulkheads on the fuse sides. In your picture, your 402B's (left and right) appear intact. F-402C is the horizontal member to...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,778
Posted By Jvon811
Hey Axel, Your "Landing Gear" link takes me to...

Hey Axel,

Your "Landing Gear" link takes me to your Interior pictures. Might be a bad hyperlink. I was hoping to spy on some wheel pant speed secrets :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jvon811
Nevermind, already found my own answer. It is a...

Nevermind, already found my own answer. It is a makers mark. Should have just googled about 5 more minutes....

http://www.saturnfastener.com/products.asp
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jvon811
Anybody recognize these bolt markings?

Does anybody recognize these bolt markings? I understand the X is non-corrosion resistant steel, but I'm pretty clueless about the one that looks to me like the planet Saturn... Manufacturer's mark?...
Forum: RV-4 02-26-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,138
Posted By Jvon811
Yes, for a few months every year in the...

Yes, for a few months every year in the summertime.
Forum: RV-4 02-25-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,138
Posted By Jvon811
Oh man... Too many to choose from!! Love your...

Oh man... Too many to choose from!! Love your picture though Smokey.

Corsair pic is by buddy flying his -4 with his Dad in the Corsair. Picture taken from my -4 (I slowed down for the Corsair.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,691
Posted By Jvon811
LogTen Pro

If you're a Mac/iPhone user and don't mind paying a bit for a service (unpopular with Pilots, I know...), Coradine LogTen Pro is really good. I've been using it for about 9 years now and have no...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jvon811
As mentioned in the original post, I have dual...

As mentioned in the original post, I have dual P-Mags. Page 8-9 of the Emag Install manual. See attached image. They do admit they haven’t personally tested them, but it’s one of the few...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jvon811
Well, tips erode, get dirty, foul up, things...

Well, tips erode, get dirty, foul up, things change... when you’re on slim margins like 90* LOP, I assume a slight change in plug effectiveness or efficiency might result in the differences I can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jvon811
Right, thatís my point. I can do 30* but not the...

Right, thatís my point. I can do 30* but not the usual 60-90* I can get with new/clean plugs. Im also a Mike Busch subscriber of LOP Ops and I donít really hang out in the 30* LOP area too much....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jvon811
I don't have any issues running LOP or...

I don't have any issues running LOP or reinstalling the plugs. 500+ hours and 10 sets of plugs used and tossed (because they're cheap). When I say "problems going lean of peak" after 25 hours, I just...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jvon811
Ruthenium HX Spark plugs and LOP? Question for the Spark Experts.

I run dual P-Mag's on my O-320. Using the recommended NGK BR8EIX Iridium Spark Plugs. No fuss, no muss, works good, last long time. I throw them out and buy 4 new bottom plugs every oil change, makes...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-15-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,402
Posted By Jvon811
Wow!! Took the paint right off that guys...

Wow!! Took the paint right off that guys spinner!! ;)
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,402
Posted By Jvon811
Wow, is it that fine of dust? I imagined it was...

Wow, is it that fine of dust? I imagined it was like salty sand blowing around. Like is said, Michigander... Ignorant of desert flying. ACF-50 would be pretty useless against that fine of dust...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,402
Posted By Jvon811
I'm sure the ACF-50 will collect dust, but more...

I'm sure the ACF-50 will collect dust, but more importantly have created a barrier that I can rinse off later. Maybe... just spitballing. I was just curious if anyone had experience with that sort of...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,402
Posted By Jvon811
Desert Camping/High Sierra Fly-In questions

Got my ticket for HSF 2021! A friend and I are planning on taking our RV-4's from Wisconsin and Michigan (respectively) out to Nevada in October for the event. I've never had the RV out west, I'm...
Forum: Reviews 02-06-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,199
Posted By Jvon811
I also ordered one in the RV-4 flavor because of...

I also ordered one in the RV-4 flavor because of this review. Had the normal Milweb1 print up. Excellent quality. Even the cat approves...
Forum: RV-4 02-02-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By Jvon811
I recommend just replacing the whole panel (403...

I recommend just replacing the whole panel (403 bulkhead). I believe it creates a much cleaner visual in the end.

The two part/sub panel idea is nice if you don't have access to the back side like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jvon811
If you have ADS-B weather radar data on (which it...

If you have ADS-B weather radar data on (which it looks like you do), those Blue "X" markings are where the ADS-B data hasn't loaded or downloaded yet.

Either you're too low without good enough...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,692
Posted By Jvon811
My -4 has an inspection hole on both sides. One...

My -4 has an inspection hole on both sides. One good reason I can think of for having access to both sides is installing the bolt for the elevator pushrod rod end to elevator horn connection. Without...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,955
Posted By Jvon811
I don't have any pictures handy to show, but they...

I don't have any pictures handy to show, but they don't interfere with the manual flap handle. Of course, you decide exactly where the pedals get mounted. They don't come with plans or drawings or...
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,955
Posted By Jvon811
I have a set of the FlyBoy Accessories pedals in...

I have a set of the FlyBoy Accessories pedals in the backseat of my RV-4 with the manual flap lever. I haven't noticed any interference between the pedals folding and the flap lever.
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,894
Posted By Jvon811
We did it behind the spar, through the lightening...

We did it behind the spar, through the lightening holes in the ribs so there was no way it could touch the aileron pushrod and bellcrank. We had the wingtips off though so we could then run the wires...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,894
Posted By Jvon811
On a friends airplane, a 10' piece of PEX (we...

On a friends airplane, a 10' piece of PEX (we chose white) was snaked through the ribs (took a while) and created a nice conduit for the new wires. Then we just made sure the PEX was secured at both...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,416
Posted By Jvon811
5th for FlyLEDs

I swapped the original Duckworks HID light in my -4 for one of the Taxi/Combo lights from Paul at FlyLED's. Only slight modification to the in-wing bracket for the new light to fit. Maybe 1/2" extra...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,705
Posted By Jvon811
Great old thread! It should always be kept...

Great old thread! It should always be kept current!

Made a early summer trip out there in 2020. Fun place to take a homebuilt and a great little runway. I really wish we could land in the grass...
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,952
Posted By Jvon811
Not sure about any importation info. But if we...

Not sure about any importation info. But if we can ever cross the border again, there's several RV's here at KFNT (115nm West of London, ~45 mins RV speed, 2.4 hours in a car) including two RV-4's....
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,296
Posted By Jvon811
At the 40th Anniversary festivities of the -4...

At the 40th Anniversary festivities of the -4 during Oshkosh 2019, Van did do several presentations regarding the History of the RV-4 story. One was in a forum pavilion so it may have been recorded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jvon811
OK!! haha, I believe you Mel! Thank you for your...

OK!! haha, I believe you Mel! Thank you for your input on this. I'll accept that the "short form" is legal. It still feels weird...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jvon811
Not so simple below the surface (to me)

I'm starting to think I'm becoming a bother. I feel like I'm just re-wording my question over and over until I hear a YES or NO... Sorry, guys.



The "Short Form" gives you this... Good so far....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jvon811
That's still my exact question and I guess that's...

That's still my exact question and I guess that's why I was relating this so much to my homebuilt story track. The airplane receives an Airworthiness Certificate with a specific W&B from 20 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jvon811
Yes, I mentioned this in the first post. I think...

Yes, I mentioned this in the first post. I think it'd be legal to perhaps carry the Empty CG "Short Form" ONLY if you have something like Foreflight to accompany it. Otherwise, I'm not sure if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jvon811
I think my question is so far into the weeds that...

I think my question is so far into the weeds that I'm not yet clear enough on it. My apologize. I can sometimes focus on unnecessary details.

The airplane is weighed, it's in Phase 2, all of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,115
Posted By Jvon811
I guess that's my fault. I know what a W&B IS and...

I guess that's my fault. I know what a W&B IS and what the book says needs to be on the aircraft. And I know what's required for airworthiness, I read a lot of AC 20-27G and 8130-3 last night. I...
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