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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,982
Posted By fredbauerjr
I think you should check to see if the alternator...

I think you should check to see if the alternator field wire (small 5A fused wire) and the alternator power wire (large wire) have been run closely parallel to each other and are not shielded. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,375
Posted By fredbauerjr
Smile unsteady alternator voltage

I am getting in a little late on this BUT------------------
When we had a problem with the alternator voltage being 14.0 for a while, then 12.6 for a while, then 15.5 for a while we found the problem...
Forum: RV-3 12-25-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 52,712
Posted By fredbauerjr
Smile Hi Anthony, Yes, we noticed the first link you...

Hi Anthony,
Yes, we noticed the first link you posted but in my ignorance in using Picasa I think I "lost" the link you posted.
We were trying to re-establish it.
Forum: RV-3 12-24-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 52,712
Posted By fredbauerjr
here is another...

here is another site:
https://picasaweb.google.com/107861503511917262285/BauerRV3B?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Forum: RV-3 09-23-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,971
Posted By fredbauerjr
Katie, You may want to look at your horizontal...

Katie,

You may want to look at your horizontal tail Rear Spar. The rivets I see in your picture #36 will have to be "flush head" rivets or they will interfere with the fuselage bars that hold the...
Forum: RV-3 08-30-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,079
Posted By fredbauerjr
For everyone dealing with the rear turtle deck...

For everyone dealing with the rear turtle deck let me say what I would do if we had it to do again.

I would not hesitate to make a fastback version of the -3!

You will have to deal with the...
Forum: Autopilots 08-23-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,372
Posted By fredbauerjr
Lucas, Excellent idea! Please understand that...

Lucas,
Excellent idea!
Please understand that when we posted the experience we had with our TruTrak servo it was not intended to "bash" anyone or any company. Our post was to help anyone who may not...
Forum: Autopilots 08-22-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,372
Posted By fredbauerjr
Sam, We posted this message in the spirit of EAA...

Sam,
We posted this message in the spirit of EAA and our fellow pilots. It is impossible to anticipate how it may or may not be interpreted by everyone on this planet.

Be that as it may, I think...
Forum: Autopilots 08-22-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,372
Posted By fredbauerjr
Trutrak autopilot servo arm

CAUTION! CAUTION! CAUTION!
Roll servo arm coming loose in-flight.
http://picasaweb.google.com/airspeedzero/N313RVVansRV3BSN11366FredBauerJr#5508291064009220770
Forum: RV-3 07-06-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By fredbauerjr
rudder return springs

Iron,

We purchased some springs that fit perfectly to the RV3 VAF plans.
They were purchased at Autozone and they were:
1995-67 GM Throttle, 59209, 024-5423-8, R&B Inc.
Forum: RV-3 07-05-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,230
Posted By fredbauerjr
Iron,

We had the same issue (horizontal tail spar forward of the fin front spar)
We also saw a picture of an RV10 and made a spacer to fill between the fin spar and the horizontal tail spar just like you...
Forum: RV-3 07-05-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,230
Posted By fredbauerjr
RV3B trim

Tony,
We have approximately the very same trim issue as you describe.
#1 you need to trim full nose up, (landing configuration) #2 at cruise small trim movement gets, (quick reaction)
Forum: RV-3 06-07-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,781
Posted By fredbauerjr
Thumbs down aileron gap fillers

First we will only remove the lower gap filler, fly the aircraft and see what takes place.

Our upper gap filler does not completely close the gap untill the aileron is deflected almost to its up...
Forum: RV-3 06-06-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,781
Posted By fredbauerjr
Bill, We will be correcting this soon, see reply...

Bill,
We will be correcting this soon, see reply to Ironflight.
Fred
Forum: RV-3 06-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,781
Posted By fredbauerjr
Mike, I don't think so, our entire family line is...

Mike,
I don't think so, our entire family line is from Minnesota.
Fred
Forum: RV-3 06-06-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,781
Posted By fredbauerjr
:) Thanks to all for your input. We will be...

:)

Thanks to all for your input. We will be removing our aileron to wing gap fillers very soon and will post our results. We have about 200 hours on the -3B and should be able to get a good read on...
Forum: RV-3 06-05-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,781
Posted By fredbauerjr
aileron stick force

We are looking for someone who would have aerodynamic knowledge of the fit between ailerons and the wing.

Our aircraft has fairly stiff ailerons and we are wondering if this is because we have very...
Forum: RV-3 03-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By fredbauerjr
Island, Yes, we fly around with the open cockpit...

Island,

Yes, we fly around with the open cockpit quite often but not at high cruise and we need some modifications (see my pics and explanation on Picasa) to be able to enjoy it more.
At Oshkosh...
Forum: RV-3 03-12-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By fredbauerjr
Island, I believe you are correct with your...

Island,
I believe you are correct with your observation that various building irregularities affect the gear shake.
I believe the gear legs as supplied by Van's are not stiff enough to overcome all...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By fredbauerjr
We purchased a new engine, O-320 from Aerosport...

We purchased a new engine, O-320 from Aerosport Power and asked them about the amount of "break in" time they provided with each new engine. They told us that each of their engines had almost 2 hours...
Forum: RV-3 02-17-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By fredbauerjr
Bill, I am guessing the inspection covers you...

Bill,
I am guessing the inspection covers you mention are in the wing, if so, these were the inspection covers furnished on our "quick built" wings.

If I had it to do over we would install a second...
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By fredbauerjr
Iron, You may be correct about the rib location...

Iron,

You may be correct about the rib location where the inner aileron bracket is supposed to fit, if I can recall? we seemed to have an issue there as well. Never the less, our wing skins did not...
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By fredbauerjr
Quick built RV3B wings

YUP!
Mine too. There is not enough skin overhang in order to fit into the fiberglass wing tip jog properly, and almost nothing that would allow any trimming.
I think the outboard wing ribs are...
Forum: RV-3 09-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By fredbauerjr
We have an RV3B located at Holland Airpark...

We have an RV3B located at Holland Airpark Holmen, WI. (36WI). Holmen is about 120 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul in the southern part of MN.
Forum: RV-3 08-08-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,827
Posted By fredbauerjr
Take a look at the installation on our RV3B. You...

Take a look at the installation on our RV3B. You can see the pictures on Randy Lervold,s website with a link to our Picasa album. If you would like other pictures please e-mail me and we will send...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-20-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By fredbauerjr
Thanks Paul, We did call GRT (Sandy) and she sent...

Thanks Paul,
We did call GRT (Sandy) and she sent us the % of horsepower tables for Lycoming engines. We loaded the information into the EFIS SPORT tables and have the % power function set up.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-20-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,753
Posted By fredbauerjr
fuel pressure readings

We have noticed a fuel pressure issue with our GRT EIS engine monitor also.

Our problem is that our Fuel Pressure (we have a carb) sometimes floats listlessly between 6 or 7 PSI on the high side to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-20-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By fredbauerjr
GRT EFIS (% horsepower set up help)

We are setting up the "percent of horsepower being used" option on a friends EFIS SPORT HS.
Is there anyone out there in cyberland who has set up this function in their Sport HS unit?

We expect...
Forum: RV-3 05-15-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By fredbauerjr
RV3B rear spar center carrythrough

We used a 1-3/4" tall rear spar on our RV3B but only because that is what we had laying around. You can see better my explanation on why we did this on Randy Lervold's site (RV community button) but...
Forum: RV-3 05-06-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
Bubble, Yes, I believe you are "right on" with...

Bubble,
Yes, I believe you are "right on" with your explaination of our landing gear shake. You have accurately described just how my aircraft acted before we added the wood stiffeners and that is...
Forum: RV-3 04-26-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,236
Posted By fredbauerjr
We mounted our OAT sensor on the bottom of the...

We mounted our OAT sensor on the bottom of the wing, away from engine compartment heat and direct rays from the sun.
We drilled a hole in the bottom wing skin (just aft of the rear spar and in front...
Forum: RV-3 04-05-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
Aeronut, My landing gear DID shake on both take...

Aeronut,

My landing gear DID shake on both take off and on landing. After adding the wood stiffeners it seems to have solved the shake both in Take off and Landing
Forum: RV-3 03-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
Thumbs up wood stiffeners added

We installed some wood (maple) stiffeners to the trailing edges of our gear legs. Our wood stiffeners start at the engine mount socket and end just above the gear leg curve to the axle. These wood...
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
Here is the tire/wheel balancer we purchased....

Here is the tire/wheel balancer we purchased. www.marcparnes.com.

Great service from this gentleman.
http://www.marcparnes.com/Moto_Guzzi_Motorcycle_Wheel_Balancer.htm
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
I found an excellent wheel balancer. It is...

I found an excellent wheel balancer. It is designed for motorcycle tires and comes complete with smooth running bearings on each end of a shaft with cone shaped sleeves that insert into the wheel...
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
You will not find any weenies in the RV3 group!:D

You will not find any weenies in the RV3 group!:D
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
Ok, we have one drilled Straight with a tendency...

Ok, we have one drilled Straight with a tendency to Toe out and one drilled Toe in with a tendancy to go Straight. I am beginning to think the problem lies elsewhere. Fred, can you really measure one...
Forum: RV-3 03-02-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
When we built our -3B we did install just a...

When we built our -3B we did install just a little "toe-in" to our landing gear, maybe 2 to 3 degrees. The reason we did this was:
#1 my past experience showed that when we built our -4 and aligned...
Forum: RV-3 03-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
I am just thinking out loud here but has anyone...

I am just thinking out loud here but has anyone thought about installing something to "oppose" the natural gear leg frequency? Something maybe inside the wheel pant that would dampen the shake?

I am...
Forum: RV-3 03-01-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
what an impressive bunch of -3 owners

Everyone, Thanks for all the great input, insight and general concern.

Like Randy's RV3 our shimmy can not be stopped with braking, you just have to ride it out until you reach a low enough speed...
Forum: RV-3 02-27-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,151
Posted By fredbauerjr
Landing Gear Shake

:confused:

We previously built an RV4 and have finished building our second RV which is a new RV3B, (s/n 11366) and we are proceeding with making it an everyday airworthy aircraft. We have...
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,558
Posted By fredbauerjr
GULP! There sure seem to be alot of sick puppies...

GULP!
There sure seem to be alot of sick puppies (RV3 builders) out there.:D
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,641
Posted By fredbauerjr
repitching a Sensenich 70" dia x 81" pitch propeller

Tony,
We have run our 160 HP RV3B @ 8000' MSL and find 2600 RPM and 19.5" MP. When we advance the throttle to wide open we see 22.5" MP initially and then the RPM starts to increase. We stopped...
Forum: RV-3 12-04-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 122,072
Posted By fredbauerjr
We will look for it and forward it on. Fred

We will look for it and forward it on.
Fred
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 122,072
Posted By fredbauerjr
OK, here goes in trying to insert an image of our RV3B

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/nSQO5Mu6G6eVCz-rqFGsfw
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-29-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,032
Posted By fredbauerjr
Hall effect sensor

Does anyone feel the problems some are experiencing with the Lightspeed Hall effect sensor could be heat?

Should we be directing a "blast tube" onto the Hall Effect Sensor like we have on the...
Forum: RV-3 11-07-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By fredbauerjr
Hi Jon, You are correct, that link is...

Hi Jon,

You are correct, that link is pictures,BUT -------------
look at the pictures and you will see.
Fred
Forum: RV-3 11-06-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By fredbauerjr
http://picasaweb.google.com/airspeedzero/N313RVVan...

http://picasaweb.google.com/airspeedzero/N313RVVansRV3BSN11366FredBauerJr#

my trim is using the "green snake" cable and we had the same problem, see Van's reply to me.
Forum: RV-3 10-19-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By fredbauerjr
Thanks everyone for all of your prompt...

Thanks everyone for all of your prompt responses.

No, I have not been to 7500' to check on full throttle readings, we will be sure to do this on our next flight. Maybe my question about repitching...
Forum: RV-3 10-19-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By fredbauerjr
Sensenich propeller on RV3B w/160HP

We have just completed a new RV3B and we are trying to "fine tune" the propeller to our aircraft as it is our desire to have a optimum cruise propeller.

At the present we are easily exceeding the...
Forum: Propellers 10-18-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,641
Posted By fredbauerjr
Smokey boy, We just finished a new RV3B with a...

Smokey boy,

We just finished a new RV3B with a new 160HP Lycoming from Aero-Sport Power.

As we are flying and checking on things we find that we easily exceed the Sensenich 2600RPM propeller limit...
Forum: RV-3 09-13-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By fredbauerjr
Hi Tony, Thanks for the very quick reply. Yes,...

Hi Tony,

Thanks for the very quick reply.
Yes, we are now waiting for the FAA to get the thing registered so our good friend JN can come and look at it and give it an airworthy certificate.

I did...
Forum: RV-3 09-11-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By fredbauerjr
Sensenich propeller on RV3B / 160 HP

Does anyone have experience with the metal Sensenich propeller on the RV3B with the 160 HP Lycoming?

We recently finished our project and we are waiting for the FAA registration to be completed so...
Forum: RV-3 06-28-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,586
Posted By fredbauerjr
RV-3, one SOB RV-3, one seat at the head of...

RV-3, one SOB

RV-3, one seat at the head of the class

RV-3, the head of the class

RV-3, nobody to blame

RV-3, just talking to myself
Forum: RV-3 06-26-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,008
Posted By fredbauerjr
Thumbs up Oshkosh 2008

You can count me in on a little "get together".
Forum: RV-3 05-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,760
Posted By fredbauerjr
One Last Comment

We purchased our replacement canopy from Airplane Plastics in Ohio. This is the company that is making canopies for Van's.

We can not be any happier (except for price) with the replacement canopy we...
Forum: RV-3 05-18-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,760
Posted By fredbauerjr
Yes, Van's is going to have it drop shipped to me...

Yes, Van's is going to have it drop shipped to me in Wisconsin from Airplane Plastics in Ohio
Forum: RV-3 05-18-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,760
Posted By fredbauerjr
Thanks Tony, unfortunately it is too late.:( I...

Thanks Tony, unfortunately it is too late.:(

I should have waited but I am so close to finishing this project I got caught up in getting it done and flying.

Fred
Forum: RV-3 05-17-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,760
Posted By fredbauerjr
bubble canopy replacement

Thanks for all the input on my broken canopy problem.
Because we have already fitted some of the canopy skirting we have decided to go through Van's for our replacement canopy.
It is my understanding...
Forum: RV-3 05-11-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,760
Posted By fredbauerjr
Thanks everyone for the input. Question? Does...

Thanks everyone for the input.

Question? Does Todd's canopies have the same profile, (to attach to the VAF tip-over frame) as the VAF canopy?
Forum: RV-3 05-11-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,760
Posted By fredbauerjr
broken bubble canopy

:mad:

Well, now I have gone and done it!
Too much pounding on trying to get that **** aluminum skirt to fit to the canopy and canopy frame.

Any suggestions out there in cyber-space?
1) buy another...
Forum: RV-3 04-06-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,196
Posted By fredbauerjr
:p been there! done that! and more! I have been...

:p

been there! done that! and more!

I have been telling myself that because all of us -3 builders have had to go through this very thing since we don't have the luxury that most RV builders have of...
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