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!

Saturday, February 23, 2008



The next few days should see the systems come alive. Preparing for wiring is time consuming because there are so many different types of wire, connectors and mounting fixtures, but I have 95% of what I need so I have made a start.
You can see more of this if you go to the Electrics section of the blog.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Carb heat, breather and oil cooler.

( If you want to see more detail double click on any of my pictures for an enlarged view.)

The 'extras' around the engine continue to find a home. Building the -4 is significantly different to the -9a, in that with the -9a VANS provided a plan and told you where to put things. With the -4 you have to decide. Complicating the exercise considerably, is the much smaller space inside the cowls than is available with VANS side by side aircraft.

In this picture I have found a home for the carb heat muff, installed the engine breather, and finally secured the oil cooler.

You can see more pictures in the 'firewall forward ' section or here: http://gikonfwf.blogspot.com/2008/02/carb-heat-muff-and-other-layout-views.html#links

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