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Forum: RV-4 01-05-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,655
Posted By mvs163
Ellison

I've had Ellisons on 4 Lycomings including an 0-320 powered RV-3 and my current single seat clipped wing -4.
Excellent hot starts, no high pressure fuel, better fuel economy than the carb and...
Forum: RV-4 07-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By mvs163
Just an FYI, This appears to be a Canadian...

Just an FYI,
This appears to be a Canadian project and as such, has a had a "pre-cover inspection" by a group delegated by the feds(similar to FAA DAR) to do these inspections. Can't go wrong having...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,385
Posted By mvs163
Tach Drive

I had a "whine" that turned out was the tach generator. The drive pin was too long and put internal stress on the guts of the generator.
It was confirmed when my tach gen stopped working(in short...
Forum: RV-3 11-24-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By mvs163
Larry, I used the SD-8 on my -3. There is a short...

Larry, I used the SD-8 on my -3. There is a short tach cable that allows you to mount the tach gen remotely. Mine was p-clamped to the firewall. I purchased it from the Vans accessory catalogue as I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By mvs163
Hi Rob, I used the soft fuzzy side of velro. Got...

Hi Rob,
I used the soft fuzzy side of velro. Got it at a fabric store and it had adhesive backing. Had to buy both pieces though. Works great but takes up more space than thin anti-chafe or...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-28-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By mvs163
Thanks Pete ! Resistor makes sense. Been spending...

Thanks Pete !
Resistor makes sense. Been spending too much time crimping wires.
Appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Mike
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-28-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By mvs163
GRT EIS 4000 tach/P-leade diode polarity ?

Good day all,
I'm installing the 4000 in my single seat -4 project.
The EIS 4000 unit is supplied with diodes for the Tach Signal/input (so a unit failure doesn't ground the mag).
Question...the...
Forum: RV-3 02-09-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,150
Posted By mvs163
I flutter tested mine to 220 ias at 5000ft...

I flutter tested mine to 220 ias at 5000ft pressure alt, worked out to 230 tas as I recall. Stick raps for the ailerons, elevator doublets, pulses on the rudder.
Dive tested to 230 ias at 5000...
Forum: RV-3 12-12-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,485
Posted By mvs163
Wow, this thread is interesting. At OSH this...

Wow, this thread is interesting.

At OSH this year there was an RV-3 on the line at 903 lbs, a full 20% heavier than the designer's spec.
One half mile away was the prototype RV-4 at 870 lbs.
My -3B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By mvs163
Bob, I used the airbox from Van's with an Ellison...

Bob,
I used the airbox from Van's with an Ellison on my -3. It looks identical to the one for a carb. I believe the only difference is the bolt spacing and the height.
I understand the Rotec does not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By mvs163
Mine was 10-32, a long AN3 bolt will do the...

Mine was 10-32, a long AN3 bolt will do the trick
Mike
Forum: RV-3 08-21-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By mvs163
Mark, the aft ears of these corner bkts aren't...

Mark, the aft ears of these corner bkts aren't welded together on the the outside edge.
FWIW,t he parts I received appeared to be RV-4 parts and the angles don't match the longerons. Randy L...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,311
Posted By mvs163
Are Fastbacks Faster ?

Anyone got any info data on speed with a fastback ?
Anyone done any tuft testing on the aft portion of the stock canpies ?
Did Dave Anders go faster after he fastbacked his 4 ?
Thanks
Mike
Forum: RV-3 06-25-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By mvs163
I use a backpack type in my -3 No rear cushion...

I use a backpack type in my -3
No rear cushion and a hard foam/glassed cushion for the bottom.
Enouph canopy clearance (2-3 inches) is enouph clearance for no head contact at -2.5g
I use an "in ear"...
Forum: Rocket 06-07-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,197
Posted By mvs163
I have 100hrs on my -3 and its a great airplane....

I have 100hrs on my -3 and its a great airplane. Current project,a single seat, clipped wing, 4 cylinder -4.
I've used the stock -4 motor mount and gear legs and the fwd fuse is the stock width at...
Forum: RV-3 02-25-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 43,868
Posted By mvs163
Peter, I cut mine to plans length also because I...

Peter,
I cut mine to plans length also because I didn't want to change the ratio between stick travel to elevator deflection. In hindsight my elevator stick forces are higher than I like, leaving the...
Forum: RV-3 02-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 43,868
Posted By mvs163
Hi Peter, If I understand correctly, the flange...

Hi Peter,
If I understand correctly, the flange of the steel horn hits the bottom AN3 bolt heads that hold the centre brg to the stab spar ?
My horns were RV 4 parts and oversize, I cut them down...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,390
Posted By mvs163
Hi Bob, Can you explain further please ? Are you...

Hi Bob,
Can you explain further please ?
Are you saying you filled and smoothed the existing gaps ?
Did you modify the shape or radius of the elevator balance horn ?
Thanks much
Mike
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,695
Posted By mvs163
I used the wings to drill and cleco the center...

I used the wings to drill and cleco the center section, including the seat ribs and rear spar carry thru. Use the steel spar plates and bolt the wings together with standard AN bolts. Also used...
Forum: RV-3 01-11-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,161
Posted By mvs163
Weight ?

Just an observation, honest.

One of the great things about building is the freedom to customize and make these machines our own but isn't it interesting how acceptable it has become to build a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,650
Posted By mvs163
Just another thought. I'm on my 3rd Ellison...

Just another thought.
I'm on my 3rd Ellison equipped Lycoming, the idle mixture might be a little rich. Check the manual but you shouldn't have more than a 50 rpm rise using the mixture on shotdown...
Forum: Rocket 11-11-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,614
Posted By mvs163
I have plans #28 with the firewall weldments for...

I have plans #28 with the firewall weldments for sale if anyone is interested.
Thanks
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,531
Posted By mvs163
If you're airplane is registered in Canada,...

If you're airplane is registered in Canada, you've most likely had to have put the mtce schedule entry in you're logbook when you had you're final inspection
I suspect you've stated you'll maintain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,817
Posted By mvs163
Hi Marc, If you had a bad lead you'd have a bad...

Hi Marc,
If you had a bad lead you'd have a bad mag drop/miss hot and cold (usually!)...essentially a cold plug/cold cylinder...running on 3 cylinders.
Start it on the bad mag, let it run a few...
Forum: RV-3 07-04-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,621
Posted By mvs163
I meant "rearward" Mike

I meant "rearward"
Mike
Forum: RV-3 07-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,621
Posted By mvs163
My dwgs specified 1/8" max thickness for this...

My dwgs specified 1/8" max thickness for this spacer
I moved the entire H-Stab forward
Mike
Forum: Safety 04-25-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,704
Posted By mvs163
I have a Double-Hooker Ratchet system in my...

I have a Double-Hooker Ratchet system in my -3
The buckles and levers are reversed...one opens left, one opens right
Installed a second set of attach points, off the floor and about 6 inches fwd of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By mvs163
I used Permatex "Gasket Sealer/Maker"

I used Permatex "Gasket Sealer/Maker"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By mvs163
Had the same in my -3 I believe its some fuel...

Had the same in my -3
I believe its some fuel spilling out the vents and finding its way into the cockpit.
I sealed around the holes of the 1/4" vent lines where they exit the fuselage and the smell...
Forum: RV-3 04-19-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By mvs163
Stan I'm using much more than the Van's 350 feet...

Stan
I'm using much more than the Van's 350 feet for landing also.
I'm over the numbers decelerating thru 70mph but still getting considerable float if I start holding it off for a 3 point. I believe...
Forum: RV-3 04-18-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By mvs163
The first 30 hours

Turned 30 hrs today, thought I'd post a few observations/comments on flying the -3. No particular order.
It will indicate 220mph at 3000ft at 2950 rpm, I have the 76" Catto 2 blade
Stall is 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,485
Posted By mvs163
Looks great Kevin It will be interesting to get...

Looks great Kevin
It will be interesting to get some real numbers as to how much a paint job adds to the empty weight and moves the C of G aft.
Mike
Forum: RV-3 04-14-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By mvs163
Rob, The cowl is set up for a 2.25" spacer, I got...

Rob,
The cowl is set up for a 2.25" spacer, I got mine from Sabre Mfg. Great to deal with. He recommended and supplied one set of bolts that hold the spacer to the engine and another for the prop to...
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By mvs163
I recall the same confusion doing mine. As I...

I recall the same confusion doing mine. As I recall, the lower edge of the skin will just cover the lower full rib. It won't leave any material to attach the fiberglass tip. I inserted a 1 inch wide...
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 106,582
Posted By mvs163
Inflight pic

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7239/p3184607.jpg
Forum: COMM 03-07-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By mvs163
fixed it

Ran a seperate ground wire to the battey from the radio, cleaned all the ground connections and the static went away. Installed the suppressors from Microair (since I had them by the weekend) but...
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,099
Posted By mvs163
Hi Paul, Just another gotcha as I recall, I had...

Hi Paul,
Just another gotcha as I recall, I had some issues with clearance/interference with the rudder pedal angles and rivets inside the fuse.
I had to do some flipping/swapping of the angles to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By mvs163
I'm having the same issue with the Vans gauge...

I'm having the same issue with the Vans gauge after 2 hours. 2 of my friends have also experienced it and changed to the UMA mechanical gauge (because it looks almost identical)and had no more...
Forum: Rocket 02-27-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By mvs163
Thanks Tom Will PM you Mike

Thanks Tom
Will PM you
Mike
Forum: Rocket 02-26-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By mvs163
Thanks Aden, thats the info I was looking for Mike

Thanks Aden, thats the info I was looking for
Mike
Forum: COMM 02-23-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By mvs163
Thanks again Scott, really appreciate your...

Thanks again Scott, really appreciate your input
I'll start the isolation process this weekend.
Mike
Forum: COMM 02-22-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By mvs163
Thanks for the info Scott I have, the washers on...

Thanks for the info Scott
I have, the washers on the headphone/headset jacks, B&C capacitor in the alternator circuit, no lights or strobes.
I see Microair shows some ferrite supressors and I will...
Forum: RV-3 02-22-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By mvs163
Some pics added

Thanks for the kind words everyone
I'v posted a couple of pics in the "Finished" section...pretty cool.
Mike
Forum: RV-3 02-22-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 106,582
Posted By mvs163
First Flight pic

Here is onehttp://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9528/dsc02794j.th.jpg (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/dsc02794j.jpg/)
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4120/dsc02825p.th.jpg...
Forum: RV-3 02-21-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By mvs163
First flight today !

Hello all,
Flew it today ! No wind, blue sky and about 0 degrees celcius.
Needed some right rudder but was able to tweak the rudder trailing edge by hand enouph to make it right for the second...
Forum: COMM 02-21-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By mvs163
Microair/static help please

Hi all, Hoping someone has seen this before
Did the first flight of my RV-3 today. With the egine running I'm getting a lot of static/crackling. The squelch, VOX and radio volume adjustments work...
Forum: Rocket 01-27-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,676
Posted By mvs163
Engine Model/config for a Rocket

Hello all,
I'm planning the build of a HRIII. I have the plans but looking for some engine info. What engine model/features are needed. I've read that "large mount ears/lugs are required ? Is this a...
Forum: RV-3 01-20-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,674
Posted By mvs163
Hi Anthony, I know you have my PM that describes...

Hi Anthony,
I know you have my PM that describes how I ended up with 760lbs painted but based on your latest query...do you really need 50lbs of baggage in an RV-3 ?
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,917
Posted By mvs163
Painted pic

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/411/img0864m.th.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/img0864m.jpg/)

Here is a pic from a couple of weeks ago with the painting done
Ran it for the first time today
Mike
Forum: RV-3 01-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By mvs163
Hi Randy, Yes, thats painted and ready to fly...

Hi Randy,
Yes, thats painted and ready to fly less fuel and driver.
Building a -3 is definitely a rollercoaster ride. I'm hoping the payoff is in the way it flies.
Mike
Forum: RV-3 01-02-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By mvs163
Weighed it today

Hi all,
Weighed my -3 today.
760 lbs and 58.54 inches empty C of G
Catto 2 Blade, 0-320-D2, lightweight Grove wheels, Lamb Tires, 4" tailwheel, Carbon Wing Tips, Fillet wing root fittings, slider,...
Forum: RV-3 12-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,499
Posted By mvs163
Sounds like a systemic problem. My center section...

Sounds like a systemic problem. My center section bulkhead "bundle" was missing also. They showed up about a month after calling vans but after I made my own.
Mike
Forum: RV-3 12-12-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By mvs163
Trying to make the SB wings match the fuse could...

Trying to make the SB wings match the fuse could be difficult since the spar to spar distance is set by the ribs. I suppose you could shim them further apart. I drilled and clecoed my entire cockpit...
Forum: RV-3 11-09-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By mvs163
Hi Paul, A couple of points from my memory on the...

Hi Paul,
A couple of points from my memory on the firewall:
1) Consider not riveting the steel corner/motormount bkts until you can position the firewall in you're fuse jig and check the fit. The...
Forum: RV-3 09-06-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,244
Posted By mvs163
Hi Paul, FWIW, I used the stock part and also...

Hi Paul,
FWIW, I used the stock part and also used 3/32 solids in the rear spar.
Some use the 1/8 pops on the top surface but I was able to use 3/32 solids here also with a long "L-shaped" bucking...
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By mvs163
catto

Mine was a 2 blade but FWIW I was quoted 6 weeks. i started asking at 7 weeks and verified that I really did need it. In fairness to Catto I'm sure a lot of builders are optimistic on timing. I've...
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,344
Posted By mvs163
Mine wasn't displaced spanwise. You will notice...

Mine wasn't displaced spanwise.
You will notice however that the supplied aileron bkt has the large/spanwise pushrod and the small/chordwise pushrod displaced vertically when the plans version has...
Forum: RV-3 06-25-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,917
Posted By mvs163
Check you're comments Tony. The fuel valve may...

Check you're comments Tony. The fuel valve may get moved (should have used the Andair) and I did use the spinner backplate for the front cowl.
I think I have as much time in the fiberglass as I do...
Forum: RV-3 06-23-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,917
Posted By mvs163
One pic

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/8781/img0529w.th.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0529w.jpg)

One pic from site
Forum: RV-3 06-23-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,917
Posted By mvs163
My -3B project

I've loaded some pics at http://profile.imageshack.us/user/mvs163/
QB wings,160hp, slider,Raven inverted oil, Ellison throttle body, Hooker Ratchet seat belt, Grove Light Wt. wheels and brakes with...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By mvs163
I've had great success with two in the past on...

I've had great success with two in the past on non-rv's and currently installing one on my -3. I have increased the depth of the van's FAB to try and get the minimum vertical dimension specified in...
Forum: RV-3 04-29-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By mvs163
I did the firewall, bent the longerons and...

I did the firewall, bent the longerons and screwed them to the jig, positioned the seat back bulkhead and assembled the aft fuselage to the cleco stage. I also attached the completed firewall to the...
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