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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By CAVU Mark
!

Now that's a lot.
Forum: RV-3 08-20-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,047
Posted By CAVU Mark
Dream material

That is what the 3 is....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,201
Posted By CAVU Mark
Great products.

Looking forward to more
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,969
Posted By CAVU Mark
Perhaps rough running is a better description

This all started after a carb rebuild, 10-5009N (for Now). One the first flight after rebuild I noticed the stumble but now, 8 hours later it just runs rough above 2100RPM. Mag drop seems ok, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,969
Posted By CAVU Mark
No Blo gaskets?

How would the new gaskets help with this problem? I have been working this issue for 8 months. Last problem was a check of my EGT/CHT gage IAW testing guide from manufacturer and all checked ok. ...
Forum: RV-3 05-19-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,470
Posted By CAVU Mark
My take on it

Two or more place aircraft satisfy the possibility that the Mrs. may want to go (and sometimes it happens, typically when the plane is newer). The single place plane satisfies only one need and it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,232
Posted By CAVU Mark
Drilled to what size?

Just wondering what size you drilled the jet to? I run that cool as well O-320 10-5009 carb. Fuel nozzle checked against new and my inlet is .096 and outlet is .128. I never get a temp rise when...
Forum: RV-3 04-12-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,560
Posted By CAVU Mark
easy to exit

At 6'3" I would not be able to exit a -3 with a slider. I have to scoot myself up on the rear deck and then extract my legs. Tip over is the only way for me. And I do see the benefits of the...
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By CAVU Mark
Trouble landing your 3, me too.

So my friends decided a song was in order.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-MupDCRvOINa2tldWRYeFQ5S2JDYy1XZXowVnEyQ3ZsOUFj

Hope the link works.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,969
Posted By CAVU Mark
Pepperbox mod

Pepperbox mod is PN: 666-813-F from Marvel. Includes the lockwashers, washers, etc. to replace the fuel nozzle.

Re: intake tubes... I did check for intake leaks and found one at the intake to head...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,969
Posted By CAVU Mark
Kit Info

I purchased P/N 666-813F from Marvel Schebler direct online. Total $150.00 but it turns out I had the pepperbox fuel nozzle. I am planning to return the nozzle and hopefully they won't charge a...
Forum: RV-3 09-23-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,201
Posted By CAVU Mark
Economic Sense

Why does everything need to make sense. If I did only what made economic sense I would have been a plumber and certainly not had the experiences in my life that I did.

My -3 is a blast to fly. ...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-06-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By CAVU Mark
RAF Pilot and RV-3 driver

Dennis Cullum passed in June 2018. He learned to fly in a Tiger Moth and graduated to an RV-3 he build 20 years ago. In between he had some Meteor time with the RAF. Dennis was a member of EAA...
Forum: RV-3 04-24-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By CAVU Mark
Maybe this

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-MupDCRvOINa2tldWRYeFQ5S2JDYy1XZXowVnEyQ3ZsOUFj/view?usp=sharing
Forum: RV-3 04-24-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By CAVU Mark
Shimmy gone but still working on landings

The shimmy is gone when I taxi, I still need to test flight. A few things have gotten in the way.

The jokesters at my EAA chapter have honored me with the Ballad of Mark and his RV-3.

Not sure...
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,735
Posted By CAVU Mark
Heinz

I need to know the prop you are using and the empty weight of your plane. My 3 needs to go as fast as yours!
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By CAVU Mark
What happened today

Repair consisted of welding steel bushings on the top of the gear tube after alignment. We welded the bushes on with the gear legs in place.

I installed the repaired gear, this would be the...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,261
Posted By CAVU Mark
One rivet every 2 seconds

The women who built B-24s would set a rivet every 2 seconds, or so I'm told by the guys who used to work with them.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,010
Posted By CAVU Mark
Made some for a TBM avenger

I did a restoration of a TBM for the WWII museum and all we did we make a wood mold for the wingtip lens and sent it off to a local vacuum former. The stretch was a bit much for the plastic but it...
Forum: RV-3 02-15-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,355
Posted By CAVU Mark
Make mine a Zero

I Vans made a Zero I would put the Rotec in it and a the ZERO grin, no question. Love the sound of a radial.
Forum: RV-3 01-15-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By CAVU Mark
Repair started

I did not follow up with Van's. I suspect that Van's response would be covered by responses here so I forged ahead.

Today we aligned the gear on the mount which was bolted down to the welding...
Forum: RV-3 01-14-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By CAVU Mark
Nothing ever goes wrong....

The report is the gear doesn't align properly. I need to get down to the fabricator doing the work and size things up. The plan is to align the gear and place some fabricated spacers in the holes...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By CAVU Mark
Thanks for all the suggestions. To add some...

Thanks for all the suggestions. To add some detail, this is a 24 year old 3. Wings were built buy a factory person in OR and the owner did the rest. The wings are great, the rest of the plane is a...
Forum: RV-3 12-30-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,235
Posted By CAVU Mark
My landing gear needs some suggestions, quick!

A few weeks ago my left tire went flat on rollout. I bought new tires and tubes which I installed today. My gear has been shaky and I thought the new rubber may help. I previously reviewed the...
Forum: Reviews 12-21-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,027
Posted By CAVU Mark
I decided to spend more money and bought Michelin...

I decided to spend more money and bought Michelin Aviators and the fancy tube. So I will see what money will buy. After all you can't take it with you.

Also, I did not want to add weight nor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By CAVU Mark
Ok. Here is my tale. My Museum buddy Jim flew...

Ok. Here is my tale.

My Museum buddy Jim flew F6Fs and F6F drones out of Brown Field in San Diego in the 50s. We met at the Midway Restoration Hangar. Jim also flew Skyraiders, helicopters for...
Forum: RV-3 12-20-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By CAVU Mark
The engine is a bit of an enigma, I was told over...

The engine is a bit of an enigma, I was told over 2000 hours on it, compression is good, and a much smaller prop was on it, so I am taking it easy until I can review the engine oil and screens for...
Forum: Reviews 12-19-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,027
Posted By CAVU Mark
Width of wheel pants

I encountered a flat tire today when landing and am wondering what width and length the Monster retreads required. I did read one post where one inch was removed on each side and a bit fore and aft...
Forum: RV-3 12-16-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By CAVU Mark
I will give this a try next flight. I like going...

I will give this a try next flight. I like going over the Anza Borrego desert at 10,500, peeking over the Laguna mountains all the way to Catalina. Cool, my 170 didn't do that and climb at 1000fpm....
Forum: RV-3 12-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By CAVU Mark
I am taking it easy at 2300 RPM since the engine...

I am taking it easy at 2300 RPM since the engine is high time and I am watching it closely till my confidence builds. I will search for the prop, my plane is the 150hp version O-320, 770lbs.
Forum: RV-3 12-15-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,900
Posted By CAVU Mark
My 3 is too slow....

I bought a bit of a basket case and after a few months of work she is flying and I am learning to land.

It sports a O-320 with a Sterba 68 x 72 wood prop. Ed reconditioned it and the engine and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,704
Posted By CAVU Mark
What size heat shrink?

I like this idea so am curious as to what diameter heat shrink you used? Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,154
Posted By CAVU Mark
Haw many takes?

Must have been more than one?

And if anyone can point me to the gear fix thread I would appreciate it. I too bought a RV3 with enough shimmy for the rocketts!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,925
Posted By CAVU Mark
Need some tips on the little rocket

I have a -3 that has just completed a thorough inspection. A friend has flown her and said no problems. I have only flown a C-170A and took her out for three laps in the pattern.

All I can say is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,160
Posted By CAVU Mark
Perhaps a suggestion or two?

Still could use some constructive comments. Items to note:
1)New fuel sender rod was bent to specs per Vans but it sure seems like the range of motion is not correct for my RV-3. Shall I just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,160
Posted By CAVU Mark
Access panel is cemented to the rib

This is a 23 year old RV-3 with a leaking fuel sender (terminal screw), retaining screws and fuel line. It was suggested I removed the assembly and redo the whole enchilada and add the anti-rotation...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,847
Posted By CAVU Mark
Check list prior to leaving hangar

Car Keys
Plane Keys
Cold one for the road
Lights off
Alarm Set
Door locked

Check....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,356
Posted By CAVU Mark
Thick high density foam

That is what I use. Smooths all the sharp corners. Smaller pieces are great knee pads as well. Larger pieces for the cockpit and softens hangar floors.
Forum: RV-3 05-21-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,762
Posted By CAVU Mark
Well I bought the plane

I moved the rudder pedals as far forward as possible. I don't see mounting, floor vs. hanging as much difference since the travel needs to be the same regardless of where they are mounted. I...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,689
Posted By CAVU Mark
Soft gooey vs. firm

Some blue dye and a flammable smell revealed 3 small leaks on a 23 y/o RV-3 I bought in 2015. Locations are fuel sender terminal, bolt on fuel sender plate and fuel line fitting to tank. I pulled...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-17-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,203
Posted By CAVU Mark
Evan's Head

Is this a possibility. Was there last year November, small museum and perhaps a long walk to town, we drove so not sure how far.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,598
Posted By CAVU Mark
Time to visit Brown Field and EAA Chapter 14

We have lunch every Saturday and flyouts most fourth Saturdays. The third Saturday is our Chapter meeting with a speaker and that may be a good time to visit. That speedster should make it down to...
Forum: International 10-31-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By CAVU Mark
Will do. Thanks. ETA is Nov 10. Mark

Will do. Thanks. ETA is Nov 10. Mark
Forum: International 10-30-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By CAVU Mark
We may be driving from Brisbane north, are their...

We may be driving from Brisbane north, are their EAA Chapters I could visit?
Forum: International 10-30-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By CAVU Mark
My plan is to visit Denmark and Albany. Thanks.

My plan is to visit Denmark and Albany. Thanks.
Forum: International 10-29-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By CAVU Mark
Looking to meet RVers in Australia

I will be in Australia most of November and am considering a move. I have a few obligations but would like to meet to discuss the movement of an RV-3 to Oz and my legal obligations to meet with an...
Forum: RV-3 08-07-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By CAVU Mark
Update to engine movement

Upper engine mounts were replaced by previous owner who did not replace the worn lower mounts. Holes in mount were noticeably oval. I added .200 to each motor mount which moved the engine forward...
Forum: RV-3 08-02-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By CAVU Mark
Any input?

Someone must have some ideas?
Forum: RV-3 07-28-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,234
Posted By CAVU Mark
Prop and motor mount suggestions sought

I bought a 22 Y/O RV-3 with a O-320 A1A. The plane has flown regularly but I can't say the same about maintenance. I am now nearing the end of the detailed condition inspection when I discovered a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By CAVU Mark
RV-3 is missing forward bulkhead - sources?

My 22 y/o RV3 is missing the forward bulkhead. It appears Vans has stopped making them. I would prefer not to make one so anyone know of an alternate source?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,891
Posted By CAVU Mark
Removing the rivets and cleaning up the mess

Thanks for everyone's response. I was also tempted to install some Dzus fasteners but will probably go with the extruded hinge. Pazmany Co. donated his business remains to our EAA chapter so I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,891
Posted By CAVU Mark
What about repairing this? Suggestions

This is off my new to me RV3. I removed the pop rivets and found the holes are .200 to .160 oval. I did not like it structurally or aesthetically. I am looking for suggestions on how to repair. A...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,196
Posted By CAVU Mark
Did you find a new carb? Did you do an autopsy?

Did you find a new carb? Did you do an autopsy?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-03-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,558
Posted By CAVU Mark
Sydney Harbour is beautiful and about 16 years...

Sydney Harbour is beautiful and about 16 years ago was there for the centennial fireworks off the Sydney Harbour Bridge with my future wife. Planning to go again with the idea of leaving San Diego...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-03-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,988
Posted By CAVU Mark
My 22 year old -3 is a recent purchase. Plane has...

My 22 year old -3 is a recent purchase. Plane has flown this way for years but not up to my standards. There are many posts which helped immensely with my repair process. Just wondering if there...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-28-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,623
Posted By CAVU Mark
Any events in July?

Greetings from San Diego. My wife and I will be in the neighborhood looking at airparks and I am wondering if there are any organized events in July that we could attend and learn a bunch more about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,196
Posted By CAVU Mark
So what was the result?

Just wondering if you resolved the problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,330
Posted By CAVU Mark
Ghan or Perth

Great video.

My wife and I are scheduled for a June-August trip to NSW and Queensland. We have a wedding in Townsville to attend. For the WOW part of the trip she wants to go the Uluru via the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 35,819
Posted By CAVU Mark
This trip is on my list as well. So far I did...

This trip is on my list as well. So far I did some T-6 time near Mareeba and gyro time at Home Hill. Even considering a move to an airpark and hopefully avoid those landing and movement fees. ...
Forum: RV-3 12-27-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,675
Posted By CAVU Mark
This means the rehostat is linear correct? My...

This means the rehostat is linear correct? My fuel gages are entirely inaccurate and I need to dig into this. Any help is appreciated.
Forum: RV-3 12-27-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,452
Posted By CAVU Mark
I would like to know any recommendations as well....

I would like to know any recommendations as well. Have a O-320 with a 62 inch prop and am deciding my next step.
Forum: RV-3 12-08-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,657
Posted By CAVU Mark
I would like some input as well and choose not to...

I would like some input as well and choose not to start a new thread....

I recently purchased a 22 YO RV-3, 0320A1A. It has a small 62" prop on it now, pitch and manufacturere unknown but the...
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