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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-05-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,559
Posted By Jumbo
very sad

Laurent bought the -4 off me some time ago.

I am tremendously sad to hear about the accident and the death of Laurent. It was a great honour to have met him even though we have not spent so much...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-16-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,274
Posted By Jumbo
... Сохранить: well, we all have some online translators at hand, don´t we?

Nice to hear from you Smokey and nice write up, indeed. Just glad you did not do this to the -9:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjkhwVsN4MU

BTW: the -3 is doing great and we are having a...
Forum: RV-3 03-19-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 114,735
Posted By Jumbo
RV-3A - the PH-URZ - being put to bed

Hi Folks,

long time no post. I thought I put a more recent pic of the -3 in, taken by Daniel Brüssow:

http://i59.tinypic.com/no9icz.jpg

The -3 which I imported some 2 years ago is doing good (see...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-19-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,600
Posted By Jumbo
yep, that was quite weird ...

... so I just HAD to go. The -3 landed in at Texel after just one hour and we all had a good time.

And: the nice folks in the front row had some pop corn, too.

Still a very Dutch (but great) idea...
Forum: RV-3 01-15-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Jumbo
yep - indeed

Robin,

the fairing is in the making ... Daniel, who is a fiberglass genius and already has redone the gear leag fairings and the wheel pants, is on the case as I write this.

Best, Heinz
Forum: International 01-15-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,668
Posted By Jumbo
International Vans RV-Meeting: 30.5.-01.06.2014 at Muenster-Telgte (EDLT)

http://i41.tinypic.com/o855s9.jpg

The meeting will happen at the airfield Münster-Telgte (EDLT), situated ca. 60NM North-East of Dusseldorf (EDDL) on the 30.5 .- 1.6.2014.

However if the weather...
Forum: RV-3 01-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Jumbo
build a new bracket

Mission accomplished - offset removed by building a new bracket which moves the rudder stablizer using same holes in the airframe however holes in a new place in the top of the bracket and all new...
Forum: RV-3 01-04-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,926
Posted By Jumbo
no problem

... you'll have a PM in a couple of minutes.

Heinz
Forum: RV-3 01-04-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,926
Posted By Jumbo
have been in a similiar situation, so here are my 2cents

10G,

just a little PIREP here with what I did having had similiar thoughts - however your milage may vary.

After my RV-4 sold to France I was in the market for a RV-3A/B and I placed an ad on the...
Forum: RV-3 01-04-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Jumbo
ok, so about 1/8" might be good, too

Andy, Larry,

many thanks. We will look at that and of course be careful but thanks for pointing this out.

Larry, indeed some pics will help so if you could e-mail mt at 'heinz dot leuters at gmail...
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Jumbo
valuable information, indeed

Folks,

many thanks for your replies - we´ll know what to do now.

Again, fly safe in 2014 and talk later, Heinz
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,565
Posted By Jumbo
RV-3A Vertical Stabilizer: how much offset with an O-320 & Catto 2 blade?

Hi all,

I hope you all have had had a Merry Christmas and today: Happy New Year!!

On the -3 which I have imported in spring 2013 from the US a couple of friends have improved a lot: partly new...
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,638
Posted By Jumbo
uuups - there is always something to learn ...

... if you haven´t killed yourself beforehand ...

Many thanks, Paul for pointing out my error. I actually have copy/pasted the info für my POH from someone else and did not check it - stupid!!

The...
Forum: RV-3 10-21-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,638
Posted By Jumbo
from my RV-3A POH ...

... trust that helps: [ed. These #'s are wrong. Read full thread]

Operating Speeds – MPH
Vne Never Exceed 230 mph
Vno Maximum Structural Cruising 193 mph
Va Maneuvering 142 mph
Vfe Maximum Flap...
Forum: RV-3 09-07-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By Jumbo
Neal, Dan, thanks for the input. The Sensenich...

Neal, Dan,

thanks for the input.

The Sensenich GA prop is above that what I´d like to spend really. So I think I will investigate the other soloutions and I am already in contact with Craig.

Best,...
Forum: RV-3 09-03-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By Jumbo
Prop for the RV-3A in moderate climate

Hi folks,

long time now post and I hope things are good on your side of the pond. Actually I have just returned from the US as my family and me went to NYC, drove up the New England cost to Boston...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-17-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,490
Posted By Jumbo
Yep - got the caps from US

Indeed from DRs Source. Nice people and no hassle.

Heinz
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 04-16-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,490
Posted By Jumbo
got the 2 caps - donated

Hi,

got the caps today and donated to 30 UK Pounds Sterling (ca. USD 45) to Sue Ryder (www.sueryder.org) - a national charity in the UK who this year celebrate their 60th anniversary.

Here are my 2...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,490
Posted By Jumbo
can't get any reply from Cobra Caps

Hi,

I have emailed Carlos for 2 caps in the original style with VAF logo however I have not got any feedback yet. Calling will go above the cap's value in costs ... joking. Anything else I could...
Forum: RV-3 03-28-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,955
Posted By Jumbo
slider - cool indeed

JD,

thanks for the kind words to you, too. I have followed some of your reports and I must say I was jaleous from day one when I started reading and looking at the pics and videos.

The -3 is great...
Forum: RV-3 03-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,955
Posted By Jumbo
you need to compromise

Jim,

thanks for the kind words. The plane I have got is technically very sound and has just 55 hrs since new and flew 2010 the first time. However the Three not being constructed from a kit like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jumbo
wow - I am impressed ...

... about the swift and valuable answers. Indeed that might be the case (device with internal Regulator). Will take it off and get it checked.

Many thanks, Heinz
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jumbo
sorry, need to be more precise ...

The alternator is working indeed and actually pumps out 16.5+ Volts. That already killed the second Odyssey PC680 before I could configure the Dynon D10A to show the Volts in the one on screen window...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Jumbo
Voltage Regulator Replacement

Hi,

the RV-3 which I have imported is flying however it does not have a voltage regulator so I need to get one wired in (I am not builder I am afraid but a friend will do that for me).

Too, I don´t...
Forum: RV-3 03-12-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,955
Posted By Jumbo
first flights after import from US to Europe

Today I have got the RV-3A home from Hamm (EDLH) to it´s homebase Muenster-Telgte (EDLT); a 7 mins cummute. Conditions were all right just before more snow will kick in: wind 5-10 kts from the left...
Forum: RV-3 03-08-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 135,193
Posted By Jumbo
... will take a little while

Thanks, Louise. It will still take a little while for the paperwork to arrive however the Dutch authorities are nice to work with.

Will than explore the envelope step by step and take extra caution...
Forum: RV-3 03-08-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 135,193
Posted By Jumbo
RV-3A - imported and ready to fly

Hi,

well, it is still a project as I am waiting for paperwork so it fits to post here ;) - but ready to fly now!!!

EDIT mid April: paperwork came in and plane flies - having F U N !!!

Vans RV-3A...
Forum: RV-3 01-29-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jumbo
good to know

thanks for letting me know.

Heinz
Forum: RV-3 01-27-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jumbo
interesting stuff on canopy

Peter,

that is very interesting information and matches with the information Duncan from Texel (The Netherlands) gave me: he does not have a canopy latch too and says the canopy stays closed; check...
Forum: RV-3 01-27-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jumbo
very good thread indeed ...

many thanks, Jon.

From your experience/memory how much force did it require to keep the canopy open actually. Would you expect that the smaller/shorter RV-3 canopy behave different?

What I am...
Forum: RV-3 01-27-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,288
Posted By Jumbo
RV-3 - to Open Slider Canopy in Flight for Emergency Egress

Hi,

My RV-3A which I recently got over to Europe from FL (thanks again Smokey) is being re-assembled and I suppose I will be flying in the next couple of weeks (bottleneck is the paperwork...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By Jumbo
I have one for a RV-3A, 150 HP, fixed pitch prop

Jim,

as said before if it is for a RV-3B / 160 HP variable pitch prop Randy´s is the one to start from.

If you are looking for a POH for a RV-3A / 150 HP / fixed pitch prop just PM me and I will...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-16-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,319
Posted By Jumbo
you will like the paint scheme of D-EVRV ..

... which is owned by my friend Wolfgang - it is this:

http://i45.tinypic.com/wqypth.jpg

His wife knows a lot about paint schemes by profession. Let me know if I shall put you in contact.

Heinz
Forum: RV-3 11-14-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,616
Posted By Jumbo
Autopilot is in ...

thanks all for contributing. Jesse mouted the AP recently.

The kit for the RV-7 worked proofed itself useful and the wiring has been wired without using a pre-fabricated wiring harness.

Heinz
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By Jumbo
give it time ... don´t rush

Ed,

after having flown with my son or having flown by my son (well, ... just a little) just yesterday I think I contribute a bit.

My son Leon is going to turn 13 this week and I have flown with him...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 11-06-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,422
Posted By Jumbo
like that!!

Luca,

the website and more the videos are very nice I must say and: the scenery you fly in is just amazing. What camera are you using pls and what software programm to dub and edit pls?

Thanks for...
Forum: RV-3 11-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,616
Posted By Jumbo
Butt saver

Well - sometimes I am just unsure of my attitude (JOKING!!) and so I just switch on the AP that I don´t experience this (again JOKING):

http://i49.tinypic.com/11uvs52.jpg

:), Heinz
Forum: RV-3 11-02-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,616
Posted By Jumbo
that helps ...

Paul,

many thanks. Actually I have ordered the RV-4 pitch kit and the RV-6 (wing) kit for roll to come with the AP. The plane is now with Jesse from Saint Aviation in Florida - he is on the case...
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jumbo
yep - can imagine

Paul,

thanks for coming back. A friend of Smokey will look at the fairings and suggest what to do.

Thanks again, Heinz
Forum: RV-3 10-28-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,616
Posted By Jumbo
Dynon D10A with Autopilot in a RV-3A - what to be aware of?

Hi,

after having sold my RV-4 to France I have now agreed on a deal re a RV-3A with both wing mods done (CN-1, CN-2). The plane will be worked on in the US to solve a couple of cosmetic issues and...
Forum: RV-3 10-22-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,086
Posted By Jumbo
Source for custom/after market vertical stab/fuselage fairing?

Hi all,

I have agreed a deal on a really good RV-3A however it has some cosmetic flaws: ie. vertical stab/fuselage fairing with a poor fit.

As far as I have heard from fellow RV´ers there is a...
Forum: RV-3 09-25-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,050
Posted By Jumbo
thanks for the info - seems I have found the MTOW

Hi,

thanks for the info re the tail indeed. I seem to have found the MTOW as it was listed in one of the accident reports of N455DB to be 1500lbs. However just one source and for the time being no...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,739
Posted By Jumbo
.... appear like twins

Hermann,

very nice!! Here is a pic of the -7 of my friend Wolfgang (based at EDLT):

http://i46.tinypic.com/2ynfnfp.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/ohiqlc.jpg

The two planes appear like twins .......
Forum: RV-3 09-20-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,050
Posted By Jumbo
Rocket Mailing List

Smokey, Tom,

thanks for that - as per Smokeys advise I have put a post on the Rocket Mailing list (which John Harmon seems to visit normally) with my questions however still all input is...
Forum: RV-3 09-19-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,050
Posted By Jumbo
yes, HR I (only 4 built) - not HR II

Thanks gents,

As far as I understand the HR I is essentially a standard -3 with a "pumped up" motor and a raised turtleback. I am not aware of any change of seating location for CG reasons as all...
Forum: RV-3 09-18-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,050
Posted By Jumbo
RV-3 vs. Harmon Rocket I

Hi,

I am trying to find out what the differences are - both structural and aerodynamic - between the RV-3 and the Harmon Rocket I. I am aware of the turtle deck and more HP however I don't have any...
Forum: RV-4 07-13-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,309
Posted By Jumbo
yep - all will be checked

Gents,

thanks for your input and indeed I will get a professional to get everything checked.

Heinz
Forum: RV-4 07-13-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,309
Posted By Jumbo
RV-4 elevator damage - need advice

Hi all,

after having carried out some paint work the painter rode his car into the elevator of my RV-4.

http://i48.tinypic.com/14j57rd.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/kbyhj.jpg

As I speak the...
Forum: RV-3 02-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,241
Posted By Jumbo
Header Tank with 2 Fuel Transfer Pumps, 2 EFI Pumps - no engine driven pump

Folks,

I thought I provide some information about the fuel system we have on the Subaru driven Robin - just food for thought.

The plane:

http://i46.tinypic.com/v4x79s.jpg


The aircraft is fitted...
Forum: RV-4 02-06-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,581
Posted By Jumbo
or the other way round ..

.... you get the stuff done in Switzerland and my brother brings the seats with him to Germany.

Either way we could save costs.

Heinz
Forum: RV-4 02-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,581
Posted By Jumbo
why not join forces on the seats

Anthony,

I hope you are doing all right and all the best.

Re the seat cushions: I am in the process of sourcing new seats for my -4 (however the ones which came with the RV-4 are surpisingly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 207,486
Posted By Jumbo
what a great variaty of jobs .... larger than life

I always wanted to carry on with my flying career (I flew corporate Cessnas 414 and 421 as a freelance FO in the mid eighties and have been a freelance PPL instructor at the time when I was still...
Forum: RV-4 12-22-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,822
Posted By Jumbo
oh, you are in Europe

Kjelle,

first of all congrats - you are on the right side of General Aviation!! The -4 had me on ´hello´ re it´s flight characteristics when I flew (it was my first RV flight ever) and owning one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,638
Posted By Jumbo
so there is hope ...

Fin,

thanks for that indeed - and there seems to be hope for me that I can operate the engine safely and for longevity as I actually envisage.

I as well I have found this document of Electronics...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,638
Posted By Jumbo
found the L y c o m i n g F l y e r

Steve,

in the brochure L y c o m i n g F l y e r I found hints re the question. It talks about LIMITATIONS OF POWER AT PEAK EGT and says: ´Lycoming allows leaning to peak EGT at 75% power and below...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,638
Posted By Jumbo
that is a valid question

Paul

thanks for your comment. I actually DON´T know as you pointed out rightly - I just know that ONE cylinder peaks and than goes LOP for about 20°F at 60% power until roughness kicks in (partial...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,638
Posted By Jumbo
max. recommended power setting with peak EGT?

Folks,

I have read the post of Sig600 re ´LOP or ROP, which do you run?´ and the 4-chaptered John Deakin ´Where Should I Run My Engine?´ document.

However I still need your advice on what is the...
Forum: RV-4 11-20-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,352
Posted By Jumbo
60% data from another 2 flights

Hi,

I had to do this: I flew to take another set of data at 60% power and peak EGT and to see a friend (2 legs at each 142 NM).

The outbound leg I flew at 7500 FT MSL with a bit of tailwind (ca....
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,020
Posted By Jumbo
O-320 (160 HP), 8.50:1 Pistons - Mogas no prob since 500+ hrs

Tharpo,

the RV-4 I have has the O-320 (160 HP) with 8.50:1 Pistons and me and the previous owner are running Mogas with no prob since 500+ hrs. In Germany we still have Ethanol free Mogas with an...
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,352
Posted By Jumbo
If I will get even more in to hairsplitting all will become academic ...

I was thinking about what is the best power setting for my typical leg which is ie. from Muenster (EDLT) in Germany to London Denham (EGLD) in the United Kingdom (327 NM one way).

My normal power...
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,352
Posted By Jumbo
Talking the table has 2 speeds

Rick,

the table I have posted has 2 speeds: IAS and TAS (all in knots).

The IAS I read from the Dynon D-6 and the TAS comes from putting IAS and OAT into the GPS (it uses with GSP ALT and it...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By Jumbo
RV-4 C&G Excel Spreadsheet

Walt,

I have an Excel Spreadsheet for you - PM me and I will e-mail it.

Heinz
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