Parts for Sale

I am going through the hanger and putting all of the un-needed items up for sale and will be adding items for the next couple of weeks so check back if you dont see anything that you need right now. We like the Dynon setup in our RV-4 so much we are going to do a Dynon setup as well for the new RV-6a.

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Never used RV-6 gear leg.
Priced at 1/2 of Vans price plus whatever the shipping is.
Ordered two new RV-4 long gear legs and Vans sent a RV-6 gear leg by mistake. We couldnt send it back as we had already painted it with a white epoxy paint.

New RV-4 undrilled Gear Leg.
Priced at 1/2 of Vans price plus whatever the shipping is.

Cleveland brake master cylinders removed from RV-4.
$80 plus $10 shipping.

Removed to replace with new Matco master cylinders that we were able to mount right side up instead of upside down as these Cleveland master cylinders were mounted. Dissasembled and checked the interior parts. Everything looks ok. Should probably replace the O-rings before use. They look ok but are old.

Vans 2 1/4 Voltage gauge
$25 plus $ 8 shipping

Rapco 211C Vacuum Pump and filter. $100 plus $15 shipping to USA. Working when removed from RV-4 and replaced with B&C 8 amp standby alternator.

Balmar ARS-4 Sophisticated microprocessor Voltage Regulator for externally regulated alternator. Never Used. List price $299 for sale for $125. $12.00 shipping.
Specs at
I am also putting this for sale on ebay in the marine division, so its subject to prior sale.

RV-4 Wing spars in original shipping box.
50% of Vans listed price plus shipping.
I was going to rebuilt a set of wings but ended up buying a RV-4 wing kit with phlogisten spars.

More stuff to be added later.

The Need for Speed

53L has most of the work done on her, but she still isnt as fast as other RVs so we are going to spend some time in trying to get another 10 mph out of her. To start, we are going to change out the old stlye wheelpants for Vans new pressure recovery wheelpants. They are larger than the old style, but their aerodynamic shape is supposed to give a 3 to 5 mph speed increase. We shall see.

Elevator Counterweights and skins

Elevator counterweights were trimmed from rectangular blocks of lead from Vans aircraft. The first one took about 1200 strokes of my vixen file to smooth into the correct shape. I found out on the others that I could use a hacksaw blade to make the preliminary cut and save a lot of time and filing!

The elevator counterweight skins were clamped into place for for drilling to the counterweight spar underneath.

Top of counterweight skin drilled and clecoed.

Trim Tab... 2nd Day

The electric trim motor from Ray Allen comes with two rods. The shorter one works on the RV-6. The RV-4 takes the longer rod. I had to trim 1 1/4" off the longer rod.

Adjusting the length and interference on the elevator skin with the old trim tab.

I added an extra piece of .032 alumimum to the tab arm. It takes most of the slack between the sides of the clevis arms and najes the tab arm a little stronger. Not necessary according to the plans, but I am trying to eliminate all slop in the trim system that I can. It should help with the altitude hold.

A battery from a cordless drill makes a great 12 volt source for running the electric trim motor back and forth.

Tab arm is riveted to trim tab. Plans call for MD-42BS pop rivets. I was able to use AN426-4 rivets because I had not riveted the top of the trim tab yet.

Trim tab complete, installed on wing and adjusted for length.