RV Photo Album, RV3, RV4, RV8
This page has photos and write-ups of the skinny RV's.
This RV group (photos submitted by Jim Nolan) is made up of RV's based in
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky. The base of operations has been
Speedway,Indiana. The first RV brought into the area by Jim Winings of Speedway was used
to promote RV's by giving rides to those interested and outperforming the ones that
weren't interested. Now,
The photos show 26 aircraft with approximately 10-15 RV's not in attendance on this day.
Rob Ray RV-4 N557RR
Performance is 150 knots cruise, and 175 knots top speed at "military" (full) throttle. The real important number is the fun meter which is always pegged!"
There are now 4 RV's in my ANG unit!"
Joseph Czachorowski RV-8
First flight October 29th, 2000.
Lycoming 0-360, 180 hp, constant-speed Hartzell; DJ leather seats; day/night VFR; VM
Max level true airspeed is 216mph verified by GPS
Jim Fleischman, RV-4 N31WG
This is a refurbishment on my nearly 1000 hr old '90 RV-4, "Overhead Fire"; O-360; Sensenich fixed metal prop; full vacuum panel; VOR with GS, GPS coupled to Navaid autopilot with EZtrim altitude hold; manual & electric trim; dual radios; full front and rear controls; Smoke, electronic machine guns for occasional dog fights (!!?!), and wing bomb racks (for flour bombing contests); dry weight 1044 lbs (including munitions?)
Ed Tropper RV-4
First flight July 4, 1994; Lyc. O360-A1D, Aymar Demuth prop; Weight - 980 lbs; Paint - Sikkins single stage; Cruise at 4000' 2450 rpm 158 Knots
Mike Toews RV-4, CGFEW Box 21491, Steinbach, Mb. Canada ROA 2T3
Lycoming O-320-A2B (150hp); 70" x 69" Colin Walker prop;. Empty weight 915 lb.; Initial climb of 1800 ft/min at 100 mph IAS with full fuel; Maximum level speed 186 mph.
Karl Undheim RV-4, LN-RAF,
Serial No: 1553; First flight 1991; 425 hrs to date; Lyc O-320.
Rudolf Hankers, RV-4, D-EFFI
Pat Carr RV4 N15PC
The "Backyard Bullet" is flown from my 1900' grass strip (in background of photo above). Received Bronze Lindy, Kit Built Champion, Oshkosh '97; Best Custom Metal Construction, MERFI; Grand Champion Best of Show, East Coast Fly-In;
O-320-E3D, 160 hp; 79" Sensenich metal prop; Dupont chroma system basecoat-clearcoat with pearlesants in trim colors; First flight 4/10/97 from the "backyard"; Construction took nine years and uncounted hours; 997 lbs; Cruises 165K @ 8000', 2550 rpm.
IFR ready with Century 1 autopilot coupled to GPS or VOR.
Jim Oke RV3 C-FIZM Winnipeg, Canada
Started project in Dec 81; First flight June 1991; VFR; 780 lbs empty; Lyc O-320 (!)
Lewis Crosswell RV4 N7LC
First flight June, '89
Jim Wendel RV4 N43RV
Ser# 1468; 1st flight 7/22/90; 980hrs to date; 150hp Lyc; Sterba prop; (will be for sale this summer to finance the RV8 thats now filling up my basement)
This photo was taken over Miegs Field along Chicago's lakefront; The plane in formation with N43R is N214PT built & flown by Pete Newkirk
Ryan explains the photo, "This is a picture of my RV4 under a Boeing 777. The
picture was taken at Denver International Airport. I work for the company so this really
wasn't that hard to accomplish."
Sterwart Bergner in his immaculate RV4 with Ryan Bendure flying wing near Denver, Colorado.
Gary writes, "The funny thing that I keep thinking when I look at this picture, is
that Fred kept telling me to slow down so he can keep up. He has 210 HP in his Swift
and I only 160 in my RV. Wheel
Bob Reeves RV4
Completed in 1992. O-320 150 hp. (Sarasota, FL)
Joe Hine RV4 C-FYTQ
953lbs empty; O320 E3B rebuilt by myself and modified with 160 hp pistons/pins;
It is underpitched right now (68X66) and pegs the 2000fpm VSI at will. I
can get only 21 inches of manifold pressure at 2700 rpm and this limits the top speed to
about 170mph. New prop is on order but for now the climb is great fun.
"I did not paint it pink; When I bought the plane I planned to paint it but it was a great looking airplane and a panther was a lot cheaper than a paint job, so I stuck the panther on the tail."
Built by Elmer Sutterlin of Chicago; IO-320 with full inverted oil and fuel; Warnke prop; VFR inst.
(Inflight photo by Micheal O'Leary of Challenge Publications for cover of November 1997 Sport Pilot Magazine)
Bill Davis, Jr. RV4.5 (?!) N66WD
180 hp; constant speed prop.
Louis Smith RV8 N801RV
Here is the first customer built RV8!
IO-360-A1B6, 200hp; McCauley constant speed prop; leather interior; full
gyro panel; electric flaps and trim; 1095 lbs empty.