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!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


The back end is complete!

I bolted the back end together today for what I believe is the last time. (It is in fact wider than the door it will have to go through, but I am assuming that by twisting the fuse at 45 degrees one side can go through, then the other. Fingers crossed!)
Well I don't think it looks too bad. There are a few more pictures with the sunshine on the paint, and some details, if you go here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008



It amazes me how the satisfaction is sometimes disproportionate to the effort involved. Today I cut one big square hole and drilled 4 screw holes in the panel and stuck my newly arrived AFS3400 in. It's fantastic.
I photographed the wrong screen because this instrument also does all the engine management.
In all honesty I was nervous about cutting this hole, but it has worked out really well. Everyone else seems to get them laser cut around here, but its a hacksaw and file for me. That way I can afford this super box.

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