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Forum: Safety 11-26-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,987
Posted By Rdwrv4
Mountain Wave

The last post is how I feel about it "complacency" as a pilot I should try to anticipate and understand all that I may encounter. If I don't, I have been complacent. That is our responsibility, not...
Forum: Safety 11-24-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,987
Posted By Rdwrv4
Mountain Wave

that when I was there , I parked by a Bonanza bet it was you, small white retractable two place
Forum: Safety 11-24-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,987
Posted By Rdwrv4
Mountain Wave

thought I would share this recent experience cuz it may save someone's life. Of course I have heard of mountain waves ,saw the pictures in the pilots manual, Since I live in the mid-west it was not...
Forum: RV-3 10-10-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By Rdwrv4
Front to rear spar spacing

OK I have heard this number may vary on QB wings. but what is it?? on Vans drawgs #21 and #24 it is clearly marked 24 15/16 and I believe this to be from the rear edge opening of the front spar carry...
Forum: RV-3 09-04-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rdwrv4
I was thinking of using 4 seat ribs instead of 3...

I was thinking of using 4 seat ribs instead of 3 so if I split it like an RV4 I could put a splice plate over the center also with 4 ribs the compound might be less ,
Forum: RV-3 09-04-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rdwrv4
Thx for the response

not sure I understand, ,you slit it ? in the center? from where to where?
Forum: RV-3 09-04-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-3 belly skin

I'm just about to take a piece of .032 cut it in half and rivet it back together to make the floor skin under the seat and I am wondering if I can leave it together and install it in one piece, has...
Forum: RV-3 08-31-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rdwrv4
Thx for the response

you know Dave I decided to too much better fit but more difficult to assemble, A smart guy at Vans said it did nothing and I looked at a 4 it has it with only 1 layer of floor material I decided to...
Forum: RV-3 08-28-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rdwrv4
F-303F question

Alright ,ready to attach F303 spar attach bulkhead I am building this station in a hard jig with a precise floor so I am building this station in place, I would like to not install the f303f The 2...
Forum: RV-3 08-26-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By Rdwrv4
blog

I have made some very nice parts the most challenging was the engine mount, I used long RV4 gear 2nd was the firewall weldments ,the firewall shape took quite a while to figure out too, If I can...
Forum: RV-3 08-26-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By Rdwrv4
Thx for the response

I am making a 3 with a Rocket cowl, I am going to build the 303 bulkhead in situ,and leave out the 303 F all together, I built my own bulkheads out of .040 because the top of the bulk head ended...
Forum: RV-3 08-26-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By Rdwrv4
was yours a 3B

was yours a 3B?
Forum: RV-3 08-26-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By Rdwrv4
F-303 question

Plans show spar thickness at 1.040 plans show F-303 gap to be 1.063, an experienced -3 builder said his spars measured less than 1.040 thick and should make gap less, and experience on the subject, I...
Forum: RV-3 08-26-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By Rdwrv4
width

mine measures 76.5 with wheel pants on
Forum: RV-3 06-12-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,552
Posted By Rdwrv4
engine mount question

Hope someone could answer this question, early dynafocal mounts used smaller rubbers and did not use a washer between the engine boss and the Lord mount. The larger Lord mounts require an 1/8" ...
Forum: RV-3 05-08-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rdwrv4
Baby Rocket update

OK what Have I done, got a -4 engine mount with long gear, IE 6" longer than RV-3 therefore I had to cut it in half and weld it back together to move axles forward 3.5 " ,not a simple job!!! came...
Forum: RV-3 04-22-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rdwrv4
Baby Rocket update 2

OK measuring and figuring , It is nice Harmon left his cowling narrow at the bottom. It looks like I can use RV-8 Firewall weldments with some modifications to the lower ones. I am trying to locate a...
Forum: Rocket 04-15-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,680
Posted By Rdwrv4
Rocket Spinner

Can anyone tell me what the options are for a spinner on the Rocket thx
Forum: RV-3 04-13-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rdwrv4
If I use the 8 tail I use the -8 bulkheads and...

If I use the 8 tail I use the -8 bulkheads and deck at the end . Using -4 sized firewall weldments and 1 1/4 2024 angle already extruded to the more open angle. BTW I bought 1" angle 50 ft, it is too...
Forum: RV-3 04-12-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rdwrv4
weight

as far as weight goes it shouldn't be any heavier than one of the heavy weight 3's built in the past with an 0-360 and constant speed prop.
Forum: RV-3 04-12-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rdwrv4
Baby Rocket update

OK firstly, upon examining the Rocket Cowl in hand I discovered no a chance of putting it over a 360 with a RV3 mount. So I acquired a RV4 mount with long legs. it is a little longer than the -3 by...
Forum: RV-4 04-06-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By Rdwrv4
Firewall Attachments/weldments

I would like to know about the current state of the firewall longeron attach weldments, are the current ones adequate as is without modification or reinforcements, What year or Rev is the most...
Forum: Primers 03-27-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,461
Posted By Rdwrv4
Surface prep

I have excellent luck with spray can primers but I etch the aluminum first with eagle 1 etching mag wheel cleanerI spray it on and go over it with scotch brite while wet rinse it with hot water or...
Forum: RV-3 03-21-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rdwrv4
the -4 gear legs are only 2 " longer and in the...

the -4 gear legs are only 2 " longer and in the landing attitude move the axles back less then 1/2 " but building my own mount and will place wheels in the correct position, I am a little...
Forum: RV-3 03-21-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,403
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-3 Baby Rocket

Just in the process of painting my 3 and starting a new one. I have alot stuff to use up so some of my choices are dictated by what I have on hand. I would like to get advice on somethings and...
Forum: RV-3 02-14-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 970
Posted By Rdwrv4
Catto Prop on 12 " spinner

I am laying out the cutouts in my spinner for the 3 blade catto ,on my spinner the bulkhead flange faces forward, so this means I have to notch the flange 3 places for the trailing edges of the prop?...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rdwrv4
great photos and info

moving the fitting probably would not help it , changing it to a 90 may not either, the clearance between the tank cover plate and the fuselage skin is the problem not enough room to retract the...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rdwrv4
great photos and info

moving the fitting probably would not help it , changing it to a 90 may not either, the clearance between the tank cover plate and the fuselage skin is the problem not enough room to retract the...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rdwrv4
Fuel line connections

I fitted the wings all is good ,but When I went to put on the fuel line from the tank to the valve I discovered I may have to drill a clearance hole for AN fitting nut, the fuel tanks go on and off...
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 923
Posted By Rdwrv4
A challenge

ok I bought a empanage fairing from vans for my 3 , after 1/4 day of frustration I thew it away and ordered another one. this time I spent a long time studying where to cut it to start. I got it to...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,827
Posted By Rdwrv4
great photos and info

Thx all, Tony I see you added a coupling nut, was that necessary for the linkage to work smoothly or to get the rod further under the fuselage?
Forum: RV-3 01-12-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,827
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-3 Flap actuating Rod

About to drill the holes in the fuselage for the the flap links. It appears I will see the rod end when the flaps are retracted. I don't remember seeing these on other planes. But usually the flaps...
Forum: RV-3 05-01-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Rdwrv4
cool

you understand the problem but I do not want to change that cuz it will make the opening too small right now I am considering nutplates and screws or maybe a latch hoping to find a 1/4 turn type...
Forum: RV-3 04-30-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Rdwrv4
those look cool but I do not think they will...

those look cool but I do not think they will solve the problem getting the studs to the socket is the problem if the studs floated and had some angular compliance they would work fine
Forum: RV-3 04-30-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Rdwrv4
camlock

the camlocks are the right length they latch fine once in the socket it is the geometry of the cowl cheek and the arc of closing that creates the interference
Forum: RV-3 04-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By Rdwrv4
oil door fastners help

I cut and hinged my oil door then installed camlock wing nut fastners I have alot of interference and need to change to something else that is shorter. any Ideas?
thx Robin
Forum: RV-3 03-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By Rdwrv4
Canopy frame questions

About to install canopy frame question 1 my frame is a little less than 1 inch shorter than the space between the panel and the turtle deck. The plans say to place it a 1\16 to 1/8 frome the panel I...
Forum: RV-3 03-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,881
Posted By Rdwrv4
Tweeked O-320

My engine is a o-320 with 10 to 1 pistons supposedly 174hp
Forum: RV-3 03-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-3 seat belt brackets

Can any one explain why the seat belt brackets are the way they are? It seems they could be an inch and a half shorter and/or come up at a steeper angle and be nicer. Putting in electric flaps so I...
Forum: RV-3 02-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Rdwrv4
Horizantal on

Came out great took alot if time measuring checking averaging then your are ready and drill tommorrow elevators, elevator stops and verticle. No dissapointments yet.
Forum: RV-3 02-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Rdwrv4
Empennage Next step, Any Suprizes?

Installing empanage, are the plans correct? Tips on cutting holes for the rudder cable holes any advice would be appreciated. This is the big step for me
thx Robin
Forum: RV-3 02-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Rdwrv4
Thx guys I made it vertical

It worked great done, now building roll bar
Forum: RV-3 02-20-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV3 rigging

Thx Robin my name is Robin too, my question is: is the reversering bar centered when it is vertical?
Forum: RV-3 02-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-3 elevator rigging?

When determining the length of the short elevator push pull tube do I hold the stick and the reversing link vertical and make the tube fit that length or is there something I do not know?
Forum: RV-3 02-17-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Rdwrv4
Thank you David!

Robin thx again
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Rdwrv4
Done

It came out great used -3 hoses and fittings
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Rdwrv4
Static port

Can anyone tell me where on the plans it shows to drill the static ports ! If not where they go, a dimention hopefully
thx Robin
Forum: RV-3 02-12-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Rdwrv4
Brake lines

Engine mount is on rudder pedals in I like the al line up the back of the gear; simple inside the cockpit I would like to use -3 hose with -4 fittings if. I can get it that way
Forum: RV-3 02-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Rdwrv4
Brake Lines !

Ok about to drill firewall for brakeline bulkhead fittings
plan to locate holes just above lower engine mount gusset close to fuselage side looks cleaner to me and less chance to interfere with...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-31-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,479
Posted By Rdwrv4
I put resistors on mine its gives you a little...

I put resistors on mine its gives you a little protection and a little filtering
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rdwrv4
Cowl cheeks

I should have said cowl cheek extensions behind the firewall
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rdwrv4
Antennae in cowl cheeks

Has anyone put a comm antennea in the cowl cheeks, of course they need to be fiberglass and I was thinking copper tape type on both cheeks and some how connect the 2 If it has been done and works I...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rdwrv4
Really appreciate the the input I have a mid 90's...

Really appreciate the the input I have a mid 90's whitegel cowl and would like to use a 2.25 spacer but it seems the 4" may work best. Now I need to find a early airbox.
Robin
Forum: RV-3 12-27-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-3 cowl

Does someone know if there is a difference and what it is between the new honeycomb cowl and the older gel coated cowl. Specifically can either be mounted to use either prop spacer
thx
Forum: RV-3 12-26-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-3 cowl

Does someone know if there is a difference and what it is between the new honeycomb cowl and the older gel coated cowl. Specifically can either be mounted to use either prop spacer
thx
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By Rdwrv4
great fix/mod

ahh I cut off the horizantal flange on the guide bracket and riveted on a wider one that captures the seat base flange nutplate. I could have made a new guide bracket as well; less fasteners,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By Rdwrv4
oops

refering to view CC , my k1000 nutplate is straight. so I may have to use a corner nut plate instead of the ms21051
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,224
Posted By Rdwrv4
I have clearence issues on mine

The nut plates will not be like on the drawing op5 dated 6/15/98
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,100
Posted By Rdwrv4
carb Heat??

Is there a drawing that shows the Carb heat routing? or what did you do ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,023
Posted By Rdwrv4
RV-8 landing gear and canopy question

Is the standard landing gear fairing kit used on the grove landing gear?? Does any one have a pic of an 8 with Todds tall canopy he has only made a few?Does any one have a top half cowl for an 8

THX...
Forum: COMM 11-21-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,353
Posted By Rdwrv4
just what I want

I Love You Man !!!!
Forum: COMM 11-21-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,353
Posted By Rdwrv4
I am going to check and thank you

It still fills the GPS "register"too? I have mine on Nema and VHF out too the Rs232 updates my trutrack Gemini as well. The ICOM tech said it would only work with the GPS "registar": I am going to...
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