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Old 01-17-2021, 08:45 PM
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Default 1994 RV-4 N94VF

1994 RV-4

I was still in my 20's when I built this. Time flies!

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Old 01-18-2021, 11:34 AM
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Default 1997 RV-4 232 SuzieQ SN 2860

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Old 01-18-2021, 01:19 PM
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Prior to my new Sensenich GA prop:

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Old 08-03-2021, 07:16 PM
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Fresh from paint. My neighbor and I knocked it out in just over a month. I did a full strip of the original 25 year old paint and we tag teamed the color and clear.

I purchased her just over 2 years ago on the way to OSH. Put a G5 in at the show and flew her home.

I built quite a few panels by trade, so first on list was a usable instrument panel. 4 panel revisions and 2 years ​later I've settled on a Dual screen G3x with G5 backup, 307 Autopilot head and Gtr 200 comm. I could not be happier!

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Engine was reconfigured from O-360 Fixed pitch to IO-360 Constant Speed. I switched sumps to the superior cold air forward facing, Fuel injection and ignition by SDS, Exhaust mods by Clint @ Vetterman. Then build up a custy FAB inspired by Dan Horton. I'm using the exact filter he is, in the same configuration and can detect zero intake loss. Front of the cowl was reshaped for a 13" spinner. Also on the list, Custom Plenum, inlet rings, and new oversized oil cooler with after duct.

Right before paint I added RV-8 Flap fairings, -8 Ailerons with custom electric trim tab, built a new counterbalanced Rudder, and new Smoke / Fuel tanks. I've got 4.5 gallons of Smoke per side, then the main tanks @ 16.5 a side and automatic aux tanks with another 9.5 a side. Total fuel of 52 gallons.

The end result is a normal cruise of 180ktas @ 8-8.4gph and an all in of 191ktas. I can slow down to 177 @ 7.6 LOP.

Is she a light weight 320 FP? No. But it amazes me every time we fly at how fast and efficient it's turned out to be. I really, really like this airplane.

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Old 08-03-2021, 08:26 PM
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Nick, kudos on a fantastic airplane. You took a great plane and made it Awesome!
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:32 PM
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Nick does amazing work.
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Old 08-04-2021, 08:41 PM
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I noticed in the panel pic you squeezed the F-16 Viper thrust lever in. Very nice touch!
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:00 AM
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Quote:
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Fresh from paint. My neighbor and I knocked it out in just over a month. I did a full strip of the original 25 year old paint and we tag teamed the color and clear.

I purchased her just over 2 years ago on the way to OSH. Put a G5 in at the show and flew her home.

I built quite a few panels by trade, so first on list was a usable instrument panel. 4 panel revisions and 2 years ​later I've settled on a Dual screen G3x with G5 backup, 307 Autopilot head and Gtr 200 comm. I could not be happier!

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Hi Nick,

Great looking 'pit. I'm noticing your circuit breaker panel. I need to rework
mine and I've been thinking about a multi-tier breaker panel like the
Steinair and like yours.

May I ask: how does yours open up if/when you need to get to the breakers?
Does it pivot on a hinge at the bottom? Access is a key factor in my thinking
and planning.

Thanks
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:27 AM
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It unscrews from the perimeter and you can pull it out and away from the fuselage side. The panel that Stein sells for the -8 'may' work, I don't know. I bent this one up in my shop.
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:35 AM
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It unscrews from the perimeter and you can pull
it out and away from the fuselage side. The panel that Stein sells for
the -8 'may' work, I don't know. I bent this one up in my shop.
Hi Nick,

Thanks for the reply and info.
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