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Forum: RV-6/6A 06-04-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Rv3Dave
Not using a spacer is not normal, either the cowl...

Not using a spacer is not normal, either the cowl is too short or the engine mount is non standard, assuming you are using a lycoming 4 cylinder engine.
If you can make it work without a spacer go...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-04-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By Rv3Dave
Originally there were two cowls offered, one for...

Originally there were two cowls offered, one for constant speed props and one for fixed pitch. At that time the fixed pitch cowl used a 4” extension. At some point Van’s switched to a 2 1/4 inch...
Forum: COMM 04-15-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Rv3Dave
Had exactly the same problem. Dynon support...

Had exactly the same problem. Dynon support suggested adding extra chassis ground which I tried without any success. Next call to support I was informed that this is a known problem and a fix is in...
Forum: RV-3 04-06-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Rv3Dave
Built mine by the plans, but donít see an issue...

Built mine by the plans, but donít see an issue if you want to slightly increase the edge distance
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rv3Dave
My 3 was built with straight ailerons, and rigged...

My 3 was built with straight ailerons, and rigged exactly according to the plans and Iím simply saying it does have heavy ailerons. BTW I have built several award winning RVs.

Many parts in the 3...
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rv3Dave
What I would appreciate is information from...

What I would appreciate is information from builders who actually had this problem and how they solved it. Opinions from people who have other models or did not have the problem are just that,...
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rv3Dave
I have exactly the same issue with my new 3B. I...

I have exactly the same issue with my new 3B. I have built a 6a and a 8, both had significantly lighter stick forces. A search of the archives I found several posts on this problem. I seems the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By Rv3Dave
Dynon com settings?

I am trying to optimize my Dynon com radio in my very noisy rv 3 cockpit. If you have the Dynon com, What settings do you use for gain, squelch, and side tone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,810
Posted By Rv3Dave
Good to hear your commitment Mitch but I have to...

Good to hear your commitment Mitch but I have to point out that your public announcement says parts MAY be available not WILL be. Expressing a commitment to parts for these kits would have alleviated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,810
Posted By Rv3Dave
I think vans does not want any more 3ís or 4ís...

I think vans does not want any more 3ís or 4ís built and this is just their way of ending these kit sales without saying that they are being ended. Glad my 3 is just about ready to fly. I am sure it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Rv3Dave
My canopy frame has two 3/8Ē diameter Crome molly...

My canopy frame has two 3/8Ē diameter Crome molly tubes in the cockpit area, the upper one attaches the bottom of the plexi and the top of the skirt. This tube is 6 inches above the longeron. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Rv3Dave
My 3B is just about finished, however the canopy...

My 3B is just about finished, however the canopy is not on the plane at the moment so getting an accurate measurement is difficult. Best measurement I can get is 19 1/2 inches from longeron to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rv3Dave
I have researched this issue and spoken to the...

I have researched this issue and spoken to the Tempest tech rep. The UREM37BY Plug is about 1/2 inch shorter above the cylinder and it does provide more cowl clearance. HOWEVER it also extends...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 164,714
Posted By Rv3Dave
I would be concerned about how much material you...

I would be concerned about how much material you have removed in the side skins to make your access openings, especially since you removed it all the way to the top. On my project I made the access...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 25,165
Posted By Rv3Dave
Revision to SB 632

There is a revision to this SB that came out Aug 4. No big change but more detail about inspection procedures. I am waiting on info from rebuild shop on when my rod bearings were received from...
Forum: RV-3 07-11-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By Rv3Dave
Steve, I had the exact same problem. Oil tube...

Steve, I had the exact same problem. Oil tube that came with the O320 was too long. Called my engine shop and they exchanged it for a shorter tube and dip stick. The one I am using has PN 75735 on it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,043
Posted By Rv3Dave
Years ago, one summer day flight in my 8 I am...

Years ago, one summer day flight in my 8 I am getting sand blowing in my face. I think, that's strange, it is coming out of the vent and I am at high altitude, how can this be. Back on the ground I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,041
Posted By Rv3Dave
My results

I appreciate all the replys. I bought both the red stucco tape and the grey electrical bundling tape at Home Depot. Used both on my empennage fairing layup. Both worked much better than the brown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,041
Posted By Rv3Dave
Epoxy release tape?

I have always used brown packing tape on aluminum as a release surface for epoxy layups. It releases well but when I remove the tape the brown adhesive remains on the aluminum which is a big hassle...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-21-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,338
Posted By Rv3Dave
Flying like this especially over a National...

Flying like this especially over a National Monument is exactly why general aviation and RV's have a bad reputation. While the 2000 ft agl is only a recommendation in National Parks and Monuments it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,941
Posted By Rv3Dave
Have not used Vans conical vibration mounts, but...

Have not used Vans conical vibration mounts, but did use aircraft spruce conical mounts ($42) on my first rv6 and using them again on my current rv3 project. Rv6 was quite smooth with wood prop. At...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,873
Posted By Rv3Dave
I finally found the Honda Civic alternator on...

I finally found the Honda Civic alternator on line. I tried NAPA, ORiley, Advance, and AutoZone, none of which had or could get this alternator. Found the Ford LTD voltage Regulator without a...
Forum: RV-3 09-04-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Rv3Dave
The skin under the seat has a compound curvature....

The skin under the seat has a compound curvature. You will have to cut so there is an overlap on the center rib. I also cut relief slots on the under skin along the center rib to allow the two skins...
Forum: RV-3 08-30-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rv3Dave
Well, at the risk of being flamed, I left it out,...

Well, at the risk of being flamed, I left it out, much better fit. Neither the 6 or the 8 I built had this piece, three layers in this location was way over kill in my opinion.
Forum: RV-3 08-21-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rv3Dave
Not at the hangar, but remember using a 6 foot...

Not at the hangar, but remember using a 6 foot piece of angle iron to hold the gear for drilling the gear legs. It was a bit longer than nessary
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-10-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 164,714
Posted By Rv3Dave
I also used a 1x1 angle to attach the HS. Worked...

I also used a 1x1 angle to attach the HS. Worked much better than the 3/4x3/4 in the plans. Also added a .032 shim under the angle in case I need to tweek the incidence later.
You will not know how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By Rv3Dave
Thanks for the welcome, I do not have one of the...

Thanks for the welcome, I do not have one of the required photo accounts to post pictures. I am on the finishing kit. A few items that might be of interest,
Sky view system including ADSB, O320 from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By Rv3Dave
Vans Gascolator

Anyone have the dimensions for Vans Gascolator. I am trying to see if it will fit on my 3's firewall without interference with engine mount. Also would like distance between mounting holes

Thanks
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