RV4 Homebuilt Aircraft Project

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N5731A (Silky)



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The New Paint Job



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N5731A At The Hanger



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Cool December Flight Over the Sierras (1)



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Cool December Flight Over the Sierras (2)



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Cool December Flight Over the Sierras (3)



Empennage

Empennage
Empennage Sub Assembly

Empennage all done, 08/10/99



Wings

Wings
Wings Sub Assembly

Wings all done, 02/14/00



Fusalage

Fusalage
Fusalage Sub Assembly

Fusalage all done, 08/06/00



Engine

Engine
Firewall Forward Sub Assembly

Engine installation completed, 06/10/01



Cockpit

Cockpit
Cockpit Sub Assembly

Cockpit completed, 06/20/01



Misc

Misc
Miscellaneous Assemblies

The first flight and all goes well, the RV grin, 07/15/01



First flight Video
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After completing most of the testing here is a list of specs and performance for 5731A.
Engine AEIO-360-H1A Fuel injected 180hp with inverted fuel and oil systems
Prop Sensenich 72" with 85" of pitch
Weight Empty 1014lbs, Gross 1550lbs
Stall speed No flaps 54mph, Full flaps 50mph
Best rate of climb At 5000ft MSL with 2250rpm (full throttle), 110mph IAS, solo weight (165lbs), and full fuel 1800fpm
Max cruse speed At 8000ft MSL with 2700rpm (half throttle), solo weight (165lbs), and full fuel 204mph TAS indicated from the GPS


Sub assemblies and current progress with project

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Questions, Comments chrisdsimpson@yahoo.com


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