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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-02-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By rph142
WTB: kt76c or kt76a

My old 76a finally gave out. Are there any old 76aís or preferably 76cís out there?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-02-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By rph142
Iíll take the transponder if itís still...

Iíll take the transponder if itís still available.

Rob Holmes
Rph142@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,524
Posted By rph142
I can finally rest easy knowing future builders...

I can finally rest easy knowing future builders won't flood the market with new -3B's. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By rph142
Good point about falling apart in the wind. Do...

Good point about falling apart in the wind. Do parachutes trap moisture? Considering the $$$ cost of professional canvas bags I'll try stitching together a prototype out of a few old bed sheets. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By rph142
Wing Bags

I discovered a new high efficiency air filtration device. Simply park your plane in shade hangar and the wings will attract every spec of dust within 1/4 mile. Has anyone made a set of lightweight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By rph142
I was expecting 3kts or less given that the tape...

I was expecting 3kts or less given that the tape is only 0.030" thick. My prop is a 2008 version and was re-pitched in 2013 so perhaps the airfoil is more sensitive than his newer props.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By rph142
Catto Prop Tape

This is a data point for the few people running leading edge tape on Catto props. I removed the thin leading edge tape that Catto provides and saw a 5-7kts increase in speed@2500 rpm. I confirmed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,547
Posted By rph142
Weight is certainly a factor in perceived...

Weight is certainly a factor in perceived "lightness", but I think CG and control surface trailing edge radius are far more important. I recently moved the empty CG in my -3B aft approximately 25% by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,339
Posted By rph142
Don't forget to inspect the cooling fins around...

Don't forget to inspect the cooling fins around the spark plugs for leftover flashing. It doesn't take much! I cleaned out relatively small amounts of excess flashing that was partially restricting...
Forum: RV-3 04-21-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By rph142
Dave, I'll be very interested in the final cost...

Dave,
I'll be very interested in the final cost to strip and repaint your 3 as my water based paint isn't holding up in a few areas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By rph142
The plans have come a long way since my RV-3! The...

The plans have come a long way since my RV-3! The equivalent 37 page manual was summarized in one sentence that basically said "Good luck and have fun!"
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-31-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By rph142
Bay Area Hills

The hills have reached peak green here in the Bay Area. These shots were taken between Byron airport and the hills south of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By rph142
I asked him this question while visiting his shop...

I asked him this question while visiting his shop a couple of years ago. He told me his newer nickel leading edge props contain more carbon in order to prevent natural frequency induced vibration...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-16-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By rph142
Hey Mark, I'll tell my dad you said hi. He needs...

Hey Mark,
I'll tell my dad you said hi. He needs to swing by when the weather clears up.

The pics are oriented correctly on my phone, but they don't seem to be oriented correctly on my PC.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-15-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By rph142
After a full day of tennis it was time to head...

After a full day of tennis it was time to head home. OAT during departure was 96F! I spent a lot of time tuning my baffles after upgrading to P-mags and I knew this would be the ultimate test. During...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-15-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By rph142
It doesn't get better than...

It doesn't get better than this...
http://i63.tinypic.com/qwytmp.jpg

After nearly 2 hours in the air I found myself passing the northern edge of the LA...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-15-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By rph142
BNP Paribas Tourney

I haven't posted a trip report here in a while so I figured it was time after my recent day trip to the BNP Paribas tennis tournament. My plan was to fly from KCCR to KUDD, watch a few hours of pro...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-14-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 137,807
Posted By rph142
Dave, you're bringing back fond memories for me....

Dave, you're bringing back fond memories for me. The fuselage skeleton section was my favorite part of the build. I just completed a major home renovation and it felt like finger painting relative to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By rph142
Another option is to pass by Shasta then make...

Another option is to pass by Shasta then make your way over to Eureka and the start of the Eel river. Take this to the Russian river then on to the Napa Valley. You can tour the golden gate bridge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By rph142
Thanks for the tips guys. I was able to get in...

Thanks for the tips guys. I was able to get in touch with Jeremy Macdonald in Wattsonville. I'll be flying down tomorrow morning if the weather holds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,591
Posted By rph142
Norcal Prop Balance

Are there any prop balancers out there within 200 miles of the bay area? I had my prop re-pitched and it could use a re-balance.

Thanks,
Rob
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 954
Posted By rph142
The width of the vertical posts doesn't really...

The width of the vertical posts doesn't really matter. What you need to be concerned about is the gap between the emp tip ribs and the vertical posts. There are several rivets in the tip ribs that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,001
Posted By rph142
I think the best time to start building is soon...

I think the best time to start building is soon after you start your full time career (assuming $$ is available). Time is by far more difficult to acquire than money in my opinion. You'll find that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,825
Posted By rph142
I solved a cooling issue on my high compression...

I solved a cooling issue on my high compression Pmag'd lyc by cleaning out the flashing between the fins that are located near the spark plug. You can buy needle files for a few bucks at harbor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By rph142
I calibrated the flow using a stopwatch and...

I calibrated the flow using a stopwatch and bucket and measure via dynon flowmeter. I never gave it much thought until I switched to pmags and developed high cht's during climb. I read somewhere on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By rph142
Fuel Flow @ WOT

My IO-320 burns around 12.5gph while running full throttle at sea level. This seems too low according to the Lycoming manual. It has an FM150 airflow performance fuel injector and dual P mags. Is...
Forum: RV-3 09-14-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,271
Posted By rph142
I've flown my 3b from coast to coast with...

I've flown my 3b from coast to coast with foreflight on a simple iPhone. I would scrap the panel mount gps and increase the screen size of the efis.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-17-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,646
Posted By rph142
I recently replaced two bendix mags with Pmags on...

I recently replaced two bendix mags with Pmags on my 9.0:1 compression engine and have since been struggling with high cht's during climbs. All cylinders are 25-30 degrees hotter than before. I'm...
Forum: RV-3 07-27-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By rph142
Just an additional data point here...I didn't...

Just an additional data point here...I didn't install any aileron trim and haven't needed it once in 300 hours. After correcting a heavy wing in initial flight testing the plane flies hands off. It...
Forum: RV-3 07-21-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,127
Posted By rph142
I bought an O2 system at Oshkosh a few years back...

I bought an O2 system at Oshkosh a few years back and installed it on the seatback in the baggage compartment. I mounted the clamp in the center of the seat back and routed the tubing through a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By rph142
I have an rv-10 vent in the lower left skin near...

I have an rv-10 vent in the lower left skin near my knee and another in the right skin near my right forearm. They blow tons of air and keep me cool in 100+ degree heat.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-18-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,103
Posted By rph142
Nice photo! Do you know if he got a shot of me...

Nice photo! Do you know if he got a shot of me coming or going in N59LG?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,932
Posted By rph142
I forgot to mention that I do have fuel...

I forgot to mention that I do have fuel injection. I'll be converting mine to a 1/2 raven system soon in the interest of saving weight. I don't fly inverted enough to justify the weight and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,932
Posted By rph142
I have a full inverted oil system with no flop...

I have a full inverted oil system with no flop tube. I've flown 15 seconds without any noticible engine hesitation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,561
Posted By rph142
I should've mentioned its running an AFP-FM150...

I should've mentioned its running an AFP-FM150 injection. My plan is to start with the plugs then 500 hour mag inspections. I'll let everyone know what I find. Thanks for the help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,561
Posted By rph142
Help! My engine wont start.

After a two month hiatus from aviation I finally got out to the airport and attempted to start my plane. I performed the normal startup procedures for my engine only to crank and crank until my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,625
Posted By rph142
Are 3's really the best flying experience? Every...

Are 3's really the best flying experience? Every once in a while I find myself checking barnstormers for a laser or one design. I have no idea how they fly but they certainly look like fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,625
Posted By rph142
You guys are looking at this all wrong. If you...

You guys are looking at this all wrong. If you build a 2 seater then what leverage will you have to build a single seater down the road? If you build a single seater then your partner will almost...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,038
Posted By rph142
How much does a 500 hour inspection cost for...

How much does a 500 hour inspection cost for bendix mags? Mine will be due for inspection later this year and I'm on the fence about upgrading to P-mags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By rph142
Wow thanks! I must have been looking at the...

Wow thanks! I must have been looking at the platinum edition screens last night.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By rph142
Wanted: Oil Sump Strainer

I plan on removing my Christen inverted oil system in pursuit of a lighter weight fwf. In doing so I will have to convert the sump strainer back to stock. Lycoming and ACS want nearly $400 for this...
Forum: California 08-05-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,627
Posted By rph142
Where are you barting to? kCCR is very close to...

Where are you barting to? kCCR is very close to bart and won't require changing trains if you're headed into the city. I recommend PSA aviation for parking. They usually have room for transients...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By rph142
Thanks for the tips guys. The alternator has...

Thanks for the tips guys. The alternator has approximately 250 hours on it. I think I'll pull it and have it tested on a bench. Would a failing battery display the same symptoms as a failed diode?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By rph142
Plane Power Alternator Failure

I think my alternator regulator bit the dust today. I can hear a whine in the headset that varies with rpm and goes away when i kill the alternator. I checked every conceivable ground including...
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,696
Posted By rph142
You live in the Bay Area. Just descend below...

You live in the Bay Area. Just descend below 1000ft near the ocean. It's like turning the air conditioning on. I saw your 3 parked at Palo Alto a few weeks ago - very nice looking plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By rph142
You guys talked me out of it. It sounds like...

You guys talked me out of it. It sounds like polishing is much more work than I thought, not to mention the constant upkeep. Back to the drawing board.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By rph142
I did acid etch and light to moderate scrub with...

I did acid etch and light to moderate scrub with scotch bright pads before shooting primer. Is it possible to polish out the etch and scotch bright finish?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By rph142
Strip and polish wings

Just curious here. How hard would it be to strip and polish my wings? They were shot with Stewart Sysyems. Would it be impossible to remove paint from around the rivets? For some reason I can't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,543
Posted By rph142
Andy, Thanks for the seat material tips. Your...

Andy,
Thanks for the seat material tips. Your lightweight plane has motivated me to put mine in a diet. I've identified about 20 pound a I can easily shed. I think I'm going to make a lightweight...
Forum: RV-3 04-17-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By rph142
I flew mine from coast to coast with 35 pounds of...

I flew mine from coast to coast with 35 pounds of gear in the back. I was amazed at how different it felt. A 750 pound plane with minumum fuel would be a blast.
Forum: RV-3 04-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,537
Posted By rph142
They're out there. My 3B weights 845lbs -...

They're out there. My 3B weights 845lbs - IO-320, CATTO Prop, Inverted Oil, etc. I'm not quite ready to sell yet but at some point I'd like to sell it for a 6 or 7. I could lighten it up by about...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 03-17-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,598
Posted By rph142
I would choose the half raven system if I had to...

I would choose the half raven system if I had to do it again. The added cost and complexity of a full inverted system aren't worth it in my opinion. Installation will require plenty of band aids...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By rph142
WTB: Spinner

Does anyone have a leftover fiberglass spinner they would be willing to sell? I want to clean up the gaps around my prop.
Thanks,
Rob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By rph142
It looks like mine was 350. He added a few stips...

It looks like mine was 350. He added a few stips of carbon to the underside of the trailing edge. The cord length is slighly (1/8-1/4") longer as a result. If you havent been to his shop lately I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By rph142
Catto Repitch Cost

Just curious, how much did your catto repitch cost?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,724
Posted By rph142
I flew my 3 from SF to Philly and back this year....

I flew my 3 from SF to Philly and back this year. You can search rph142 for my trip reports. I flew the northern route heading east and the southern route heading west. You can avoid most rough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,281
Posted By rph142
Where are you located in northern CA? My RV-3 is...

Where are you located in northern CA? My RV-3 is based out of KCCR in concord CA if you want to take a look at it. For $15K your best bet would be a 1/3 - 1/4 share in something.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-15-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,090
Posted By rph142
Outstanding trip report as usual. Your Santa Fe...

Outstanding trip report as usual. Your Santa Fe Trail and Lewis and Clark trip reports were great motivation for my recent CA - PA - CA trips.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,934
Posted By rph142
I just finished flying my 3 from philly so SF...

I just finished flying my 3 from philly so SF along the southern route. O2 was certainly nice to have, but not totally necessary. I flew most of trip below 7k and only once had to climb above 10k. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,228
Posted By rph142
Vlad, I didnt try, but I was reminded of your...

Vlad, I didnt try, but I was reminded of your trip report when I saw those.



I might stop by for a few hours if I have the time. Dont forget your earplugs - the silence is deafening out...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,228
Posted By rph142
I would hate to lose an engine...

I would hate to lose an engine here.

http://i62.tinypic.com/4l350k.jpg

I was making such great time that I decided to refuel in Boulder City, Nevada and press on to SF. Soon after departing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,228
Posted By rph142
This odd geological feature was visible...

This odd geological feature was visible immediately after departing Farmington. Its called Shiprock mountain and could easily belong on another planet.

http://i60.tinypic.com/acspj9.jpg

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