It’s finally come down to it, time to sell the RV-4. I swore that this would be my last airplane but my flying mission has changed. I really want to start getting into the old back country strips that I used to go to and the RV-4 just isn’t suitable for getting into some of the smaller and rougher ones. Plus now that it’s painted I would worry about chipping paint.

I am also feeling compelled to build a plane with my son. The next plane will be largely built by him with my supervision. So without any further ado…

For Sale

Asking Price: $42,000

RV-4 N311SV
Serial No: 1054
Year built: 2002 (actually the year it was registered, took 5 years to build)
Engine: O320-D2A, TTSN: 288
Propeller: Catto 2 blade
Flaps: Manual
Trim: Electric
Rocky Mountain MicroMonitor
MicroAir 760 Comm Radio
MicroAir T2000 Transponder with blind encoder
Stereo intercom with music input
Standard ASI, VSI, ALT, Mag Compass


The plane is all white. I will be adding vinyl graphics in the near future unless requested otherwise by buyer.

I need to clean up a few wires behind the panel. There is also one more air vent to mount just below the panel. Electrical switches are on a panel located below the right cockpit rail. Throttle, mixture, and carb heat controls are located on a quadrant just below the left cockpit rail. The instruments are: Left half of panel from top down, ELT, Intercom, Trim indicator, trim button, MicroMonitor, fuel gauge with selector switch directly below, MicroAir 760 Raido, T2000 Transponder. Right half of panel from top down, Alternator warn indicator and field breaker, Magnetic compass, ASI, blank, Altimeter, turn coordinator, blank, vertical speed indicator. At the far left is an air vent. The stick has a single push to talk button mounted on top.

Fuses are located in a hinged panel below the switch panel on the left. Note that the battery and fuel lines are normally covered. I had them off to clean the interior and forgot to put them back on for the picture.

I need to get a better shot of the interior. The interior is flat grey with two-tone grey upholstry. The roll bar is painted white.

A few more exterior shots follow:

If you would like to view higher resolution photos please visit my Picassa Album:

The bottom line:

If you are looking for an Oshkosh award winner, this plane is NOT for you. If you a looking for an honest, fun flier, this plane may be for you. I’ve flown it to Oshkosh twice now and it has never let me down.

email: svanarts [at] yahoo [dot] com  if you have any questions.  Thanks for looking!

5 thoughts on “SOLD: RV-4 N311SV

  1. Jim Volk

    She sure is beautiful! The price is
    reasonable,too. Flying is a journey
    and there is truth to the maxim that
    the happiest days are the day we buy
    them and the day we sell them.

  2. Brent, called you and left a message. Call back or email me at svanarts (at) yahoo dot com.

    She’s been a wonderful airplane and I’m sure I’ll be kicking myself. I just don’t feel the need to go fast anymore like I did when I was younger. Hope to stop by and see you soon.

  3. Chris

    Could not find an email anywhere on the site. Was looking at your RV for sale. I wound up on the Champ page. You were asking if anyone had any info on Grand Central. I went to my favorite source for info on airports we have lost- It is almost like reading obituaries. From the entries I have personal experience with the site seems very accurate.

    I found some great info on Grand Central, sounds like an interesting place.

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