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Forum: RV-3 12-31-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By papa-papa
cowl

Robin I Sent PM.
Forum: RV-3 11-29-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,243
Posted By papa-papa
Trim

On my RV-3 the elevator is real heavy at full up trim on final, there is no way you could land this plane with the trim only if the elevator control is non-functioning. The cg is right on the money....
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 80,190
Posted By papa-papa
Side panels

Great looking job. Have a question where are the side panels coming from, I need a set for my RV-6.

Perry ptestory@comcast.net
Forum: RV-3 06-17-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By papa-papa
cowling

Sent you a P M
Have pictures
Forum: COMM 12-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By papa-papa
radio

Thanks guys for the info, I guess I will go with the BNC connected antenna and see what comes from that. I have the radio shack feritte's but did not know that I was supposed to wrap leads. ...
Forum: COMM 12-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By papa-papa
noise in my radio

I need some help with my radio noise from someone who may know what I should do.
Handheld with rubber antenna works wonderful for the last three years with no noise at all, I installed a real...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-01-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By papa-papa
My RV-3 needs paint

I am looking for someone in the Illinois area to paint my RV-3. It now has 60 hours and still in un-polished aluminum and unfinished fiberglass. And of course I am looking for a reasonable price...
Forum: RV-3 03-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,320
Posted By papa-papa
RV-3

Congratulations on the build and first flight, It is a real feel good day.


I now have 48 hours on mine and still have the gear shake.

Perry
RV-3 N815PT
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By papa-papa
cabin heat

Rob, if you have not purchased the heat muff for the exhaust pipes, I have one that I am not going to use. Bought it from Robins Wings about a month ago.

Perry ptestory@comcast.net
Forum: RV-3 01-14-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By papa-papa
gross break

Not sure I wouild cross break the front and rear of tank, may lead to the bends on the baffle being not firm against front and rear. Only the baffle may need it.

Perry
Forum: RV-3 01-14-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By papa-papa
cross break

Cross break (if I am using the term correctly) just means a slight crease with a sheet metal break, Crease the metal from corner to corner (all four corners) prior to bending the edge bends. It...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By papa-papa
tank

On my Rv-3 the baffle runs from top to bottom on the left side of the fuel fill cap, gap at the top and at the bottom. Weld are only on the front and rear, none on top or bottom, I did not build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By papa-papa
heat muff

Marc,
I have one that I am not going to use on RV-3 from Robins wings. It has been shortened from 7" to 6" for a better fit although my cowling will not let it fit on my engine set-up. It was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By papa-papa
aero carb

Anton,
I did try ram air and found it not so good. I have the filter that the Aero Carb people sell, with no outside air source, just what air that flows through the cowl to cool the engine. No air...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By papa-papa
Aero carb

I have a 38 mm on my Lyc. o-290 powered Cassutt (for sale) and I could not be more satisfied with it other than I do have to lean aggressively on taxi because I should have ordered a 35 mm. On the...
Forum: RV-3 10-10-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By papa-papa
LSA

Larry, Don't mean to jump in your post, just wondering if anyone is aware of a RV-3 the is light sport???

Will be over to Clinton soon to see your Parakeet, I now have 40 hours on the RV-3

Perry
Forum: Painting your RV 10-09-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,376
Posted By papa-papa
Painter Tips

As always you ask a question and the VAF members come to the rescue with answers. I will check on all shops and again thanks to all (Texas, thanks anyway, I just don't have it in me to fly that far...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-07-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,376
Posted By papa-papa
Paint shop for my plane?

It is almost time for my RV-3 to be painted. I now have 40 hours on it and am looking for someone in the Illinois,Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana area to get prices for preparing and painting the plane....
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,931
Posted By papa-papa
0-290G

I have a 0-290G in my Cassutt and I purchased a (for lack of better words) flange back beef up plate from ACS. It fits on the back side of the flange and adds strength to the flange. I also have a...
Forum: RV-3 08-19-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,564
Posted By papa-papa
With only 20 hours on my RV-3

landing the RV-3 for me as follows; downwind indicated 100 mph, (electric flaps) down 20 degrees, turn base lower to 30 degrees at 90 mph and on final full flaps across the fence at or near 65/70...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,353
Posted By papa-papa
Congrats

Great feeling isn't it, congratulations on the first of many flights. Will have to come and have breakfast in about a week, on Saturday morn.

Perry
Forum: Midwest 06-24-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,565
Posted By papa-papa
paved runway is open

yes it is open and 4000' 27/09
Forum: Midwest 06-23-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,565
Posted By papa-papa
Frasca Field was Illini airport

Frasca Field was the Illini airport for years before Rudy Frasca purchased the airport. The old runway had wires on the east end, but now they are not a problem for the new hard surface of 4000...
Forum: RV-3 06-04-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By papa-papa
fuel tank

Same thing with my tank, What I did was drill a 3/16th hole in the tank and flange on the baffle, place a 3/16 inch pop rivet in and have welding shop weld over the rivet. I also drilled only the...
Forum: RV-3 05-01-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 106,591
Posted By papa-papa
RV-3 First flight

On April 21, 2010 RV-3 N815PT took flight for the first time over the fields of Illinois. To be exact C16 Frasca Field in Urbana Illinois. Was a 20 minute flight made by owner/builder Perry...
Forum: RV-3 12-05-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By papa-papa
RV-3 gear

Tony, I tried down to 15 lbs air pressure, just a slight change from 30 lbs. (what I run on my Cassutt) The bolt hole is elongated and the left gear is off by 1/2 the hole when toe in is zero. ...
Forum: RV-3 12-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By papa-papa
RV-3 landing gear help please

Good afternoon folks. It seems that I have made an error in my judgment with the engine mount and landing gear on my now certified RV-3. at the time I choose to use a traded for used mount and...
Forum: RV-3 06-17-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,934
Posted By papa-papa
all three

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Forum: RV-3 06-17-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,934
Posted By papa-papa
RV-3

Hi Chad, I sold the Pitts, but I still have the RV-6 and the Cassutt. I have considered trying to trade all three for an RV-8 so I would only have one plane.

I see that you are coming along great...
Forum: RV-3 06-16-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,934
Posted By papa-papa
???

Don't know how you placed that picture on here, but thanks

Perry
Forum: RV-3 06-16-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,934
Posted By papa-papa
my project

This is my RV-3 project here in Illinois.
Not sure if this is going to work or not.

Perry


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Forum: RV-3 05-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By papa-papa
rear spar

The mod sheets I have called for an angle to be installed to replace the small flat plate. I have done that and now I see you guys are going to the 2" flat plate. Is that a Vans change or just a...
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,930
Posted By papa-papa
great idea

I would also like to be included in the program, I am (hopefully) in the last 6 months of construction on my RV-3.

Thanks Perry
Forum: RV-3 11-17-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By papa-papa
Thanks Tony

Thanks Tony, I have looked at that sight more than once and I guess I never took time to pickup on the CN-1 rear spar info. I have it now
Thanks again.
Perry
Forum: RV-3 11-17-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By papa-papa
rear spar mod on RV-3

Getting close to hanging wings on older RV-3 and I have a question, Might be a dumb question but Is there a rear spar mod on the RV-3?? I have read on some web pages that someone has done the mod...
Forum: RV-3 01-24-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By papa-papa
Type 11 wing mod

Good Day fellow RV-3 builders, Question; Has anyone on this forum ever actually done a type 11 wing mod?? That is from a type 11 wing to a aerobatic strong wing with the kit that is supplied by...
Forum: RV-3 12-14-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By papa-papa
Thank you sir

I thank you Jim. and you are right my 6 does have the hole you speak of. I will start the drilling now.

Perry
Forum: RV-3 12-14-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By papa-papa
Red face Hole in bottom of tail for bolt

Hi gents, Question. Has anyone had to drill a hole under the bolt in the fuselage tail for removal and reinstalling the nut that holds the tail wheel spring in place???.

Just bought project and...
Forum: RV-3 12-08-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 952
Posted By papa-papa
Wing modifications to type 11

I have just purchased a RV-3 project with completed type 11 wings, would like to installed the upgrade mod kit that I have. Has anyone done this modification and if so do you have any pictures of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By papa-papa
Hi folks, I am new to the site and I am not sure...

Hi folks, I am new to the site and I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question or not.
I have purchased an RV6 already flying with manual flaps and due to my size I would like to go...
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