I am building a VANS RV-4 aircraft. If your not involved in homebuilt aircraft it wont be too interesting, but if you are a part of that elite group it just might be. My intention is to include ONLY the interesting details, so the rate of change will be quite slow!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Engine cowls

I put the engine cowls on today for the first time since painting.

Well, at least they will know its me!

If you are wondering what colour it is, I will never truly know until it is out in the sunshine. It is a Honda colour; Cosmic Grey. The clue is the colour you see next to the yellow on the cowl cheek.

A little silicon grease on the hinge pins works wonders!

Inspiring to see what a tidy plane you have built and what a sensible aproach you have taken to the various technical issues involved. I am also building an RV 4 but the project has been shelved a few times. I am gettting ready to get stuck into it again as soon as I muster the momentum.

Kind Regards

Mark Bolton

markabolton at yahoo
Hi Steve,

I check in here every so often. I probably wouldn't do everything exactly as you do if I were building but I do believe you talk a lot of sense. I think when come around to building myself, I'll be back to re-examine your approach and particularly your ramblings in relation to weight.

I was in Oaskey Park last year and saw G-IINI. I was impressed with her but I love how the -4 is turning out. The paint scheme is particularly impressive.

Keep up the good work.

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