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Forum: RV-3 03-06-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 44,321
Posted By randylervold
I was doing some domain manament a couple of...

I was doing some domain manament a couple of months ago and it changed the URLs. Here are the new more direct links...

www.rv3works.com for my own build, and...
www.rv-3.com for all the general RV-3...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,577
Posted By randylervold
Ditto Randall's comments. Common sense, good...

Ditto Randall's comments.

Common sense, good judgement, and professional courtesy should be what we all aspire to and the core values of the pilot culture that we are part of. If enough of us...
Forum: RV-3 08-29-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By randylervold
Electric!

I went with electric and was very glad I did. As Paul said it is lighter and also very simple...
http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Airframe/airframe.html#ElectricTrim
Forum: RV-3 07-28-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By randylervold
I concur with the comments above... not needed....

I concur with the comments above... not needed. Get it rigged right and the slight imbalance caused by uneven fuel helps your fuel tank SA.
Forum: RV-3 01-20-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,395
Posted By randylervold
You asked about what one could expect, here are...

You asked about what one could expect, here are my performance numbers...
http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Flying/flying.html#Performance

Obviously they'll be different with different engine/prop...
Forum: RV-3 01-03-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,876
Posted By randylervold
Congrats Katie, way to stay with it!

Congrats Katie, way to stay with it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,648
Posted By randylervold
As one who has built and flown both I would echo...

As one who has built and flown both I would echo Paul's comments exactly. I don't have nearly the flight experience he does, probably only flown a couple dozen aircraft types, but the -3B is in a...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,984
Posted By randylervold
Past experience: I built two RVs (check my sig),...

Past experience: I built two RVs (check my sig), both with Aero Sport Power engines, and had a good experience all the way around both times. That was back when Bart and Sue were there.

Current...
Forum: Job Board 02-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,861
Posted By randylervold
Hi Joe, Jill Hargraves, our HR Manager, does all...

Hi Joe,

Jill Hargraves, our HR Manager, does all the initial screening and responses. Feel free to contact her by phone also.
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,861
Posted By randylervold
Sure, we're easy to find at the East end of the...

Sure, we're easy to find at the East end of the airport.
Forum: Job Board 02-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,861
Posted By randylervold
Sunny and 25°, airplanes perform better in cool...

Sunny and 25°, airplanes perform better in cool air. ;-)
Forum: Job Board 02-04-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,861
Posted By randylervold
Forgot to mention, please pass this along to...

Forgot to mention, please pass this along to friends or associates if you would, that's how the best jobs get found!
Forum: Job Board 02-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,861
Posted By randylervold
New openings at CubCrafters

Hi folks,

We just finished our 2014 strategic planning process and as a result have opened quite a few new positions. Get the latest HERE (http://www.cubcrafters.com/careers), but here's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,993
Posted By randylervold
OSH Fiske arrival question

I'm flying our company Bonanza to OSH and have a question for you OSH vets. This B36TC doesn't like to fly at 90 kts so I'll take the 2,300' 135 kt route like I did last year, but here's the...
Forum: RV-3 03-21-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By randylervold
A few notes on rudder skins from when I built...

A few notes on rudder skins from when I built mine HERE (http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Airframe/airframe.html#Empennage).
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,783
Posted By randylervold
Larry, Your logic is sound, I went that route...

Larry,
Your logic is sound, I went that route with my -3B, details can be found by scrolling down a bit on THIS (http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Airframe/airframe.html#Finish)page. Why would you...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-05-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,273
Posted By randylervold
Painted myself and glad I did. All told I painted...

Painted myself and glad I did. All told I painted both of my own builds and one for my friend. Story here (http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Paint/paint.html).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,372
Posted By randylervold
No question lemon Pledge is widely used and...

No question lemon Pledge is widely used and certainly not harmful under any condition. My understanding though is that it never fully cures/dries. Like most of you I've tried almost everything over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By randylervold
Help with openings at CubCrafters

As an aviation savvy community I thought some of you might be able to help me fill some key positions we have open, details in the Job board...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,599
Posted By randylervold
Agreed, attendance seems down, for the first...

Agreed, attendance seems down, for the first three days at least.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,708
Posted By randylervold
He's not here, at home building props.

He's not here, at home building props.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 35,622
Posted By randylervold
Vision realized

"Wow" seems like such an inadequate word yet I can't think of anything else. Paul, very apt description of the theme, nicely done. Every time I see you write about the RV-3 it makes me miss mine,...
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,329
Posted By randylervold
Ditto, a worthwhile substitution with almost no...

Ditto, a worthwhile substitution with almost no weight penalty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 94,807
Posted By randylervold
We are watching this technology carefully and...

We are watching this technology carefully and anxious to include them in our aircraft due to the weight saving and improved starting performance. We haven't pulled the trigger yet though because we...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,233
Posted By randylervold
Paul, I remember that doing the same sort of test...

Paul, I remember that doing the same sort of test I could see 222 mph IAS, though I leaned just a bit to get max speed. Very close. In fact all your numbers are very close, of course not...
Forum: RV-3 01-03-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,421
Posted By randylervold
Louise, great pirep, I just smiled reading it!...

Louise, great pirep, I just smiled reading it! Makes it all worthwhile, eh?
Forum: RV-3 12-20-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,253
Posted By randylervold
I fit the upper gussets horizontally. I think the...

I fit the upper gussets horizontally. I think the only pic of them is on the Electrical page...

http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Electrical/DSC_0618.jpg
Forum: RV-3 12-17-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,169
Posted By randylervold
Similar impressions

Paul, good post, and since so few people get to fly a -3 I'm sure we're all experiencing the -3 vicariously through you.

When I first flew my -3B I posted my flying impressions at various points...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,138
Posted By randylervold
Paul and Loise, congrats and good job! Welcome to...

Paul and Loise, congrats and good job! Welcome to the rather exclusive fraternity of RV-3 drivers, you've made us proud!
Forum: RV-3 12-07-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,272
Posted By randylervold
Congrats Rob! Now another chapter begins, please...

Congrats Rob! Now another chapter begins, please test thoroughly and safely, don't assume anything. And please say "hi" to my pal Jon Ross!
Forum: RV-3 11-16-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,769
Posted By randylervold
Wow, that's pretty bad when they track down your...

Wow, that's pretty bad when they track down your e-mail domain! For all they know you have an airplane but ALSO have a jet boat you're working on. Sheesh.
Forum: RV-3 11-16-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,769
Posted By randylervold
Paul, Paul, Paul. "Aviation", "airplane", or...

Paul, Paul, Paul. "Aviation", "airplane", or anything relating to these words are poison when working with parts vendors. I told them I needed a linear actuator for the trunk of my hot rod show car,...
Forum: RV-3 11-03-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By randylervold
Ditto Paul's approach also.

Ditto Paul's approach also.
Forum: RV-3 11-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,482
Posted By randylervold
Eric, Wow, you just jumped into my current...

Eric,

Wow, you just jumped into my current world!! Lightness in an airplane is something that just must be experienced to be understood and believed. In my current world I might fly a lightweight...
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,482
Posted By randylervold
RV-3 gross weight considerations

I've taken the liberty of splitting off some good posts from another thread on another topic that "crept" into RV-3 gross weight considerations. This is an important topic and should not be buried in...
Forum: RV-3 08-30-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,535
Posted By randylervold
Paul, nice work, glad you got 'er dun. My -3 was...

Paul, nice work, glad you got 'er dun. My -3 was absolutely the most comfortable plane I've ever been in. I still remember the feeling of sitting in that thing with perfect ergonomics, with the...
Forum: RV-3 08-30-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,331
Posted By randylervold
Ditto Dan's comments completely. In fact I...

Ditto Dan's comments completely. In fact I consider lack of aileron stops a safety of flight issue. When I used to do Tech Counselor inspections I would always look for that and squawk it.

Aileron...
Forum: RV-3 07-08-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By randylervold
Most definitely NOT interchangeable.

Most definitely NOT interchangeable.
Forum: RV-3 07-08-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,251
Posted By randylervold
FYI, single seat aircraft are also NOT required...

FYI, single seat aircraft are also NOT required to have an ELT.
Forum: RV-3 07-08-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,293
Posted By randylervold
Man, you're bringing back memories here -- looks...

Man, you're bringing back memories here -- looks good you two!
Forum: RV-3 04-11-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,358
Posted By randylervold
Yea, I remember drilling those gear legs, fun...

Yea, I remember drilling those gear legs, fun stuff (NOT)! Mine ended up straight for which I was most grateful, that wouldn't been an expensive mistake if not.

Keep up the good work!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By randylervold
Job openings at CubCrafters

I know there's not too many Cub guys here but just a heads up that we have some openings at CubCrafters, details here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=70720). Heck, if you love...
Forum: RV-3 01-06-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,600
Posted By randylervold
Dan, I too think you're going to have an issue...

Dan,

I too think you're going to have an issue with the Dynafocal shake on start-up/shut-down, with the clearance I see in the pic, just my hunch. I too tried to get the FAB-320 to work but you've...
Forum: RV-3 10-11-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,444
Posted By randylervold
Paul, No worries about a small extra bit of...

Paul,

No worries about a small extra bit of extra drag with the 3-blade prop my friend, your IO-320 powered RV-3B will simply spank any other RV you want to fly with. You will feel like you can...
Forum: RV-3 09-25-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,538
Posted By randylervold
We anneal 2024-T3 ribs and other parts at work in...

We anneal 2024-T3 ribs and other parts at work in order to use thinner aluminum and we heat them to 925 degrees for that process. The are quenched in cold water after reaching temp and put in a...
Forum: RV-3 09-25-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By randylervold
The cheeks, both old and newer, all seem to have...

The cheeks, both old and newer, all seem to have a rib in front for shape anyway which would preclude any airflow through them. Therefore no, it wouldn't imact your cooling. The cheek cowled RVs (3...
Forum: RV-3 09-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,182
Posted By randylervold
It's crossed my mind. I seem to get the itch to...

It's crossed my mind. I seem to get the itch to build something every few months or so, I've almost started one of our cubs twice now just to pursue some mods I've been thinking about.
Forum: RV-3 09-09-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,287
Posted By randylervold
Lookin good!

Paul, you're looking good there! This pic should give viewers an idea to what extent the pilot "wears" an RV-3. It's hard to even begin to describe how cool they are to fly.
Forum: RV-3 09-09-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,500
Posted By randylervold
I used #6 bevel head screws mounted from the...

I used #6 bevel head screws mounted from the inside out and then nylock nuts on the outside. It ended up being fairly unobtrusive.
...
Forum: RV-3 09-09-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,182
Posted By randylervold
Paul, I struggled with the whole cockpit...

Paul,

I struggled with the whole cockpit ventilation thing while building for a long time too. The wing root solution, which is very effective on the RV-8, won't work on a -3 because there's no...
Forum: RV-3 06-23-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By randylervold
You're absolutely right Paul, the cockpit of an...

You're absolutely right Paul, the cockpit of an RV-3 is like a blank canvas upon which the builder can imprint his/her ideal design. The metal working skills and tools you already have make it easy...
Forum: RV-3 06-04-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By randylervold
Sheesh, why didn't I think of that. Russ was my...

Sheesh, why didn't I think of that. Russ was my hangar neighbor. Good work Paul!
Forum: RV-3 05-20-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By randylervold
Yep, I cut it off when I relocated the battery.

Yep, I cut it off when I relocated the battery.
Forum: RV-3 05-20-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By randylervold
No way dude, that's the standard curved floor....

No way dude, that's the standard curved floor. Here's another pic...
http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Cockpit/DSC_2064.jpg
Forum: RV-3 05-20-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By randylervold
Yep, some cargo tiedowns are a good idea, and...

Yep, some cargo tiedowns are a good idea, and those flap bar "doghouses" are a pain. Frankly I just omitted them which was helped by the way I installed my battery. I was always vigilant to tie stuff...
Forum: RV-3 04-05-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,451
Posted By randylervold
Not if you consider a Whirl Wind 151-H... 29 lbs...

Not if you consider a Whirl Wind 151-H... 29 lbs for the entire assembly, just about the same weight as a wood prop when you include the extension. More info for those interested here...
Forum: RV-3 04-05-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,753
Posted By randylervold
What, no primer?

Great looking work Paul but it looks like you forgot to prime the skins! I guess your local pals didn't have the heart to tell you. ;-)
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,097
Posted By randylervold
Affirmative.

Affirmative.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-08-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,292
Posted By randylervold
I don't know about "good", but I documented the...

I don't know about "good", but I documented the painting process of my RV-8 (http://www.romeolima.com/RV8/Paint.htm) and my RV-3B (http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Paint/paint.html).
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,674
Posted By randylervold
CC340 engine

I'm kind of in a unique position to know something about both RV-3s and what CubCrafters is doing with the CC340, here's some info...

It weighs 245 lbs (+/- a couple of lbs.) and I'm told it's...
Forum: RV-3 01-12-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,076
Posted By randylervold
Yep. I never put the tank in and tried it though....

Yep. I never put the tank in and tried it though. I even had a custom Andair fuel valve with an AUX position.

With balanced fuel injectors, LOP operation, and low power settings I was able to...
Forum: RV-3 01-11-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,076
Posted By randylervold
You guys are bringing back memories for me! I...

You guys are bringing back memories for me! I remember discovering that the ribs were not symmetrical early on and did something to make them symmetrical... check out the pic below, you can just see...
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