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Forum: RV-3 09-12-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,564
Posted By robert ruggles
HMM?

Hi Allen
This my advise from my experience with a RV3A with all hard runways.
If your runway is long enough, creep up to about 18-20 and ease the stick forward till your level, at this point take a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By robert ruggles
from the inside

I can't get to it from the inside of tank.
Thanks for the replies.
Robert
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By robert ruggles
Proseal question

I have a new welded aluminum tank that has a leak coming
from one of the seams in the weld bead.
It's very small, about one drop every 3 hours.
I know very little about Proseal, can it applied on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,409
Posted By robert ruggles
OH YEAH!

Love watching the climb rate in the video towards the end.
Robert Ruggles N633TB RV3A
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By robert ruggles
Great Airplane

I flew the test phase off on your airplane and it was a perfect flying and running airplane from day one.
The panel has been changed some.
Enjoy.

Robert Ruggles N633TB RV3A
Surprise AZ.
Forum: RV-3 06-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 125,939
Posted By robert ruggles
WOW!

Great looking airframe, the wheel pant intersections look awesome.
Robert Ruggles RV3A N633TB
Surprise AZ.
Forum: RV-3 04-01-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,303
Posted By robert ruggles
DARN!

I deleted the nose wheel from the joke then added it back in.
I wonder if Vans got any calls today :)
Robert Ruggles RV3 N633TB
Surprise Az
Forum: RV-3 04-01-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,303
Posted By robert ruggles
WOW!

Called the factory yesterday to get some info. and we got on the subject of computers and matched hole laser cut airplane kits. The price of the technology has really dropped and they feel that it's...
Forum: RV-3 11-29-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By robert ruggles
??

Where are you going to park? No, I don't need any parts :) just might be in the area and like to see another 3.
Thanks
Robert Ruggles RV3A N622TB @Goodyear AZ.
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By robert ruggles
OMG!

I always wondered about the RV5 and have never seen a picture of one.
Page 21 of the new Kitplanes December issue has a picture of the RV5.
well, it's got mid-wing, that's good!

Robert Ruggles ...
Forum: RV-3 10-23-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,956
Posted By robert ruggles
????

Just curiosity, what were your numbers before and what has it done to your weight and balance?
My RV3 has a wood prop, the battery is in the trunk and I still run out of trim on final, no big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,010
Posted By robert ruggles
WOOPS!

Thanks for this eye opening info.
guess I will be polishing my plane
Robert Ruggles
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV-3 08-13-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By robert ruggles
I wanna fly up high

Any oxygen system recommendations for the RV3. My battery is behind the seat so I was thinking of mounting a "A" bottle (6 cu/ft.) up front on the floor in front of the stick.
Thanks
Robert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,074
Posted By robert ruggles
How about some good news on fuel

If you haven't seen this.

"Not only can our fuel seamlessly replace the aviation industry's standard petroleum fuel [100LL], it can outperform it," says John Rusek, a professor at Purdue University...
Forum: RV-3 04-26-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,572
Posted By robert ruggles
Good point Joel

I had a friend that built a Zenith 701 wit a new Jabiru, disappointed with performance he ordered a different prop, turned out to be bad spark plugs .
Robert Ruggles RV3A
Surprise Az.
Forum: RV-3 04-25-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,572
Posted By robert ruggles
Tin Man

Hi Tin Man, what size prop (HP?) are you running on your RV3B?
Robert "DOG" Ruggles RV3A
Surprise Az.
Forum: RV-3 04-04-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
OMG
Views: 2,961
Posted By robert ruggles
so true

"It's five o'clock somewhere"
Robert "DOG" Ruggles RV3A
Surprise Az.
Forum: RV-3 04-04-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
OMG
Views: 2,961
Posted By robert ruggles
OMG

It always happens, your looking for a certain plane to buy, find a nice one and soon as you buy it a better one comes on the market. Funny, this never happens in used cars?????
I bought a really...
Forum: RV-3 04-04-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,833
Posted By robert ruggles
:(

Hi Tom, I wish I could give you a report but I flew 633TB (have not named her yet) home put her in the hangar and have not had a chance to fly her again, she did get a wax job.
I'm currently flying...
Forum: RV-3 03-09-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,833
Posted By robert ruggles
Pictures of N633TB

my computer keeps crashing when I try posting pictures so try going to
www.dropshots.com/robertruggles
Forum: RV-3 03-07-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,833
Posted By robert ruggles
Got her home

Man, did I get a great day to fly out of Camarillo (costal southern Calif.) It was perfect for a first flight, pretty cool flying out of a 70' msl airport in a 160hp RV3.
This RV3A I bought is...
Forum: RV-3 03-05-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By robert ruggles
So. Cal. weather pilots/bring home the RV3A

Hi Guys
Looking at the forcast for Friday/Saturday, looks like it will be good weather for a first flight in a RV3A I bought at Camarillo and fly it back to Phoenix.
If you have seen the local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By robert ruggles
Darn

guess I need a new radio if I want flip-flop.
no room for a Icom, have you seen the new Microair, I had a Microair in my last plane, it was ok, a little hard to work in rough air, the larger knobs on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2008, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By robert ruggles
Radio questions

I bought a RV3 that has a Terra radio, panel mounted headphone jacks and a Comant CI-122 antenna. The Terra radio has no flip flop, I want to use a hand help for atis/ground, can I just install a VHF...
Forum: RV-3 02-23-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By robert ruggles
GOT ME A RV3A!

Thanks for all the tips, should be helpful. I bought a really nice RV3A N633TB at Camarillo airport in Cal. Can't wait to fly it.
Robert Ruggles
Surprise AZ.
Forum: RV-3 02-19-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By robert ruggles
Joe and "Tin Man" Tom

Joe, great info. on the landing picture needed, don't think I will have any problem with the power feed. The current owner said it had issues when he bought it but has the RV3 dialed in now, looks...
Forum: RV-3 02-18-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By robert ruggles
OH BOY!

Thanks for the replies. I'm heading out to Cal. this Friday to buy a RV3A and I'm tempted to just buy and fly but the seller is willing to give me some time to get it out of his hangar even though...
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By robert ruggles
Help

Hi all, I'm currently looking to buy a flying RV3 and have a couple questions for experienced RV3 aviators.
I have about 800 hours total flight time, which 80 hrs. have been in a RV6A and 8A, 50...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Posted By robert ruggles
Don't let this happen to you.

What do you fly? I have a Skycatcher! Oh, do you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,273
Posted By robert ruggles
Cool canopy

I can't tell from the pictures how the canopy opens?
Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By robert ruggles
Who wants to go flying

http://www.glumbert.com/media/flylow
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By robert ruggles
Well

If the Skirt doesn't cover it, just put a pin stripe along the top of the skirt.
Robert Ruggles
CEO, Canopy Pin Stripe LLC
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV-12 05-11-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,476
Posted By robert ruggles
???

Does it come in a quick build? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,477
Posted By robert ruggles
After a few beers

This would be kind of fun, when they play the movie at Air Venture next summer, everybody started singing "you’ve lost that loving feeling" during the bar scene :)
Robert Ruggles
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,477
Posted By robert ruggles
It was a good movie!

Yeah it does seem like it's kind of corny now but back in the mid-eighties our little airport (Howell Mi.) was really slow at the time. My instructor/airport manager/Piper dealer Spence Hardy had 2...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-16-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By robert ruggles
WHY?

I'm spray painting my tail tips, put the first coat on yesterday and today put on another coat. I sanded between coats with #400.
One of my tips the paint wrinkled.
Did this happen because I did not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,896
Posted By robert ruggles
COOL!

I saw the RV7A with the Corvette several times at Glendale airport and Casa Grande.
It had air conditioning, and needed it because the plane was painted ALL BLACK.
Robert Ruggles
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By robert ruggles
???

if you do get a crack, what is the proper way to drill a stop-crack hole?
Thanks
Robert Ruggles
Surprise AZ
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 02-14-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,112
Posted By robert ruggles
yes you can

We have a acro-pilot at our airport (Goodyear AZ) and he designed and built his own acrobatic single seat and it's incredible.
He doesn't have electric start but he has a electric opening tilt up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By robert ruggles
???

I have been told that some builders are not putting stiffiners on.
Does anybody have any experience without them?
I'm building a RV6A and trying to keep it as light as i can get it.
Thanks
Robert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By robert ruggles
Cool Darn it!

please make that "Random" Rv pictures
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By robert ruggles
Nice!

I really like the new Radom RV pictures on the home page.
Thanks
Robert Ruggles
Surprise Az RV6AQB "TOO BAD" under construction
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2006, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,040
Posted By robert ruggles
Ellison TB

I bought a 0-320E2A to put in my 6A, it's 150hp and I'm thinking of going with the Ellison throttle body.
Has anybody had any bad experiences with the Ellison?
Thanks
Robert Ruggles
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,259
Posted By robert ruggles
Paint?

Wow, my thread has gone to 7 pages, must be some interest in a sport pilot plane designed by Van's. I have been told (not confirmed by Van's) since my posting that Van's used a canopy that they had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By robert ruggles
all you can eat $6.00

Pancake breakfast at Coolidge airport tomorrow :)
Robert Ruggles RV6AQB
Surprise AZ.
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,259
Posted By robert ruggles
RV-12's style, what do you think?

If the turtle deck line was raised the RV12 could look like a mini RV10.
With it's current shape, the RV12 would look pretty good as a tail dragger.
FWIW I'm weird :)
Robert Ruggles
Surprise...
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By robert ruggles
:)

I'll let you know.
Robert Ruggles
Surprise AZ
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,339
Posted By robert ruggles
Last report was Van's wants to have the kit price...

Last report was Van's wants to have the kit price uder 12k but I noticed the soda can recycle yard price is up to 70 cents a pound, it was 36 cents not too long ago. If it's built with 6061 it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,968
Posted By robert ruggles
Thumbs up Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is one of the best pilots of all times. If you haven't seen the movie "TOP GUN" you need to see it and some of the flying Tom did in a F-14. This one maneuver he did when being chased by...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,565
Posted By robert ruggles
RV9A or 7A

Read Kitplanes May issue and you wiil find your answer.
Robert Ruggles
Surprise Az.
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