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Forum: RV-3 11-07-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By RV3Kev
Out side main rib

As noted in several post, the outboard main rib at station 108.375 canít be attached the way indicated in the instructions. The easiest way is to use counter sunk rivets on the doubler as suggested...
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By RV3Kev
Try this one to see the photo, had to get my 18...

Try this one to see the photo, had to get my 18 yr old son to help

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1911/45646907281_5272be0c9e_b.jpg
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By RV3Kev
Made a new doubler from the scrap rear spar. The...

Made a new doubler from the scrap rear spar.

The new one on the right is made according to the plans ie 3 1/8Ē the left one is as supplied.



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Forum: RV-3 10-30-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By RV3Kev
Smile A possible solution

It seems that Vanís use the same press to make both the rear spar and the doubler plate as the top bends are identical when placed side by side. (Technically they need to be slightly different with...
Forum: RV-3 10-30-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By RV3Kev
The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form...

The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form a 82 degree angle to match the slope of the top skin. The bottom flange is bent through only 85 degrees to form a 95 included angle. The details can...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By RV3Kev
The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form...

The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form a 82 degree angle to match the slope of the top skin. The bottom flange is bent through only 85 degrees to form a 95 included angle. The details can...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By RV3Kev
Rear Spar Doubler Plate

Dear Guys

I'm working on the rear spar for a set of recent RV3B wings. The plans call for a doubler plate where the inboard aileron bracket is mounted.

The plans seems to be a little confusing...
Forum: RV-3 05-09-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By RV3Kev
Answered

I rang the supplier today and found the answer!

AMS-QQA-200/16 is an old specification that is now superseded as of 2007 and was applied to structural extruded shapes. The specification...
Forum: RV-3 05-08-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By RV3Kev
Thanks

I have a Mill cert for the material that indicates that conformation to AMS-QQA-200/8 and ASTM B308-02.

Thanks for the reply, Nice to know that I'm not working alone.

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 05-08-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By RV3Kev
Aluminium Angle Specification

I had to buy new long pieces of aluminium angle for the main longeron as the angle supplied in the very old kit was not long enough and I did not want to have a join.

The angel in the kit is...
Forum: RV-3 04-06-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By RV3Kev
RV3 Rudder Horn

I'm in the process of shaping the rudder horn of the RV3. The drawing call for a radius of 5/16" in each corner. A 1/4 " hole is then drilled at the centre of the radius at each of the corners. By...
Forum: RV-3 02-27-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By RV3Kev
Thanks

Dear Dave

Thanks for the reply. Looks like I will have to think on this a little more, plenty of other things to work on.

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 02-26-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By RV3Kev
Rudder skin dimension

Iím building up a new rudder skins and cut a piece of 16 thousandth according to given dimensions. But when l measure how long the skins should be according to the rib R-304 (by measuring from where...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By RV3Kev
Firewall Recess for

Iím starting work on my firewall soon and I would like to keep open the option of using a CS prop. To do this itís necessary to add a RV7/9 type recess into the firewall.

Does any have any...
Forum: RV-3 11-23-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By RV3Kev
Smile Dear IronFlight I did ask Vans and they...

Dear IronFlight

I did ask Vans and they suggested that I make enquires on VansAirforce. I did find some very basic instructions, but nothing on the integrated wing fuel tanks, in the heap of papers...
Forum: RV-3 11-21-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By RV3Kev
Post RV3A Wing Instructions

Hi,

I have recently acquired an old RV3 project originally manufactured in 1978. I have all the documentation except for the instruction for building the wings. The only information that I do have...
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