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Old 01-16-2014, 08:48 AM
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Bart - great to have another RV at Hampton! I miss that field, the Aversanos and the diner. I manage to drop in a couple time a year. I hope to se your RV-3 in person in 2014. Congratulations!
So Glen,
Happened to see the Photo of your RV8 in the 2014 calendar.
Nice PinUp!!!
Bart
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:43 PM
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Default RV-3A SN 10934 About Finished

Here is a shot of the RV-3A that I've been restoring for the past 1.5 yrs. When it flies, it will be some 12+ years since it last did that, so hopefully it hasn't developed any bad habits in the inter-rim. Alot has gone into this project to include an engine (O-290G) tear down, carb overhaul and mag 500 hr. inspection, add carb intake snout (RV-4) and filter, carb and cabin heat, redo the electrical per Bob Nuckols ideas, remove and discard the 8 lb "remote indicating compass", add an old Garmin GPS and NARCO transponder and encoder, Ray Allen electric elev. trim, Odessy battery, skybolt fastners on top of cowling, etc, etc, etc. Also ended up building a new vertical stab. due to cracks and wallowed out holes in the old one that had been repaired via stop drilling and slapping another piece of alumimun over it. Anyway, some 350+ hours of work later, it finally is about good enough to call an airplane again and it hopefully will be a reliable platform to start doing some cross-countries in!

Blue Skies,

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Old 04-26-2014, 07:41 AM
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Default RV-3A Flying

I have been trying to fly my "restored" RV-3A as much as possible over the past month as work and life has allowed. So far I have been able to fly it 9.9 hrs. and 9 times, and I can say that it really is a fun & efficient a/c to operate! After the first three flights the oil temps dropped by 20 degrees, so I think the rings have pretty much seated in, and I therefore have started to cruise it at lower rpms to see what kind of fuel economy I can expect. Flying it 2300-2350 rpm yields a TAS of 142-148 mph with a fuel burn of 4.5-4.9 gph...so not bad, and very comparable to my '95 Camry in mpg.

I have been working on "wheel" landings and still don't have the perfect blend of speed, site picture, etc. to grease them everytime, but progress is being made so that is good. Takeoffs for me are the highlight of the mission since best angle of climb consistently results in reaching pattern altitude prior to rolling out on the downwind leg, and I hadn't done that in any other a/c except my buddie's RV-4 w/200 hp. In level flight it will rap up to 2700 rpm in level flight and my O-290 book recommends a max continuous of 2600 rpm, so eventually I may try and switch to a prop with a bit more pitch which will drop the rpm's a bit, and increase the cruise speed some more. The last flight showed an oil burn of 1 qt. in 3.4 hrs., so I'm hopefull that will keep improving over time...TBD.

Anyway, jumping in it and going on short 1 hr. cross-countries to local burger burns and fly-ins is great fun after so many years of begging rides from my buddies. Fly safe,

Doug Lomheim RV-3A (Flying)

P.S. This picture was taken on a short cross-country I did this past Tuesday to Okmulgee, OK which is only 77 miles away. On a prior trip there was an old Grumman Albatross on the ramp and I wanted to see if it was still there...it was.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/1tfy2kq151...0Albatross.jpg

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Old 09-21-2014, 11:32 AM
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All,

I'm in the process of re-attaching my engine to a new mount. The engine is an O-290g, and I am having problems finding the torque values for the 4 mount attach bolts. Could anyone assist?





Thanks!
Splinter
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:18 AM
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Splinter;
I noticed this post is a little old, but I can help a little.
O-290G engines don't have regular engine mounts. They have straight thru holes at the location of 'conical' type mounts.
O-290 conversions are not all the same. My Thorp T-18 retains the original bolt hole mounts, but is attached to a special John Thorp designed plate that has Dynafocal elements.
Other conversions mill the conical shape into the engine mount castings.
Quality can vary from excellent to rough.
Here is a link from the Piper forum that might help:
http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...coming-Rubbers
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:22 AM
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Default 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:



The -3 which I imported some 2 years ago is doing good (see pic).

As I am only flying some 25-30 hrs p.a. I have got a real great partner in. May I introduce Daniel: a young bloke mid 20ies and former RC model guy with some prices won on the European Championship level.

He started flying ´real planes´ from scratch some two and a half years ago and we got him to fly the -3 some 2 weeks ago after some 60 hrs total time. Back in November 2012 he was sneeking around the -3 and it become obvious this lad wants to get somewhere. It popped up in my mind: why not offer him a partnership and get him to fly the -3 as he is such an eager young guy.

So Wolfgang (-8) took him with him on pretty much every occasion and Daniel started to learn flying with the rudders on his feet on a Touring Motor Glider (Grob G109). After having obtained his license on the TMG he got his SEP on a nose gear plane (you´ll never know for what this might be good for ...) and logged some 3 hrs on the Citabria.

Wolfgang and me gave him a thorough ´ground course´ and off he went to fly the -3.

Daniel after his 5th and final landing on the day of transition:



All went well as you can see and he is now building up confidence (there were some ´oops´ landings later but he is back on track now ... the last one I witnessed was a real 3-point greaser on the concrete RWY and Daniel, being him, had still some remarks on how he could do better!!). We will further improve the look/finish of the -3 (as Smokey suggested at the time of pre-buy).

Daniel knows what to do ... and he is fully on it!!

Best, Heinz
P.S. I don´t want to put some feathers in my ... here but I think the RV community provided some good help to get a young and eager guy into such a plane: Daniel, well done and big thanks to all involved!!
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:16 AM
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Glad to hear the -3 is flying fine.

Miss seeing it here in Georgia.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:57 PM
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Glad to hear the -3 is flying fine.

Miss seeing it here in Georgia.

Heinz,
Really enjoyed the whole process of getting it to you! Great new and former owners, great help from Jesse and great last US flight....I remember!
Now looking forward to a Deutchland visit!
Tcheus!
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:43 PM
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Shipchief,

Thanks for the reply. You're correct, I have straight through holes, they line up nicely with the new mount I bought via Vans. Still looking for spec torque though.

Cheers,
Splinter

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Splinter;
I noticed this post is a little old, but I can help a little.
O-290G engines don't have regular engine mounts. They have straight thru holes at the location of 'conical' type mounts.
O-290 conversions are not all the same. My Thorp T-18 retains the original bolt hole mounts, but is attached to a special John Thorp designed plate that has Dynafocal elements.
Other conversions mill the conical shape into the engine mount castings.
Quality can vary from excellent to rough.
Here is a link from the Piper forum that might help:
http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...coming-Rubbers
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:06 PM
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Hi Folks,

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



The -3 which I imported some 2 years ago is doing good (see pic).

As I am only flying some 25-30 hrs p.a. I have got a real great partner in. May I introduce Daniel: a young bloke mid 20ies and former RC model guy with some prices won on the European Championship level.

He started flying ´real planes´ from scratch some two and a half years ago and we got him to fly the -3 some 2 weeks ago after some 60 hrs total time. Back in November 2012 he was sneeking around the -3 and it become obvious this lad wants to get somewhere. It popped up in my mind: why not offer him a partnership and get him to fly the -3 as he is such an eager young guy.

So Wolfgang (-8) took him with him on pretty much every occasion and Daniel started to learn flying with the rudders on his feet on a Touring Motor Glider (Grob G109). After having obtained his license on the TMG he got his SEP on a nose gear plane (you´ll never know for what this might be good for ...) and logged some 3 hrs on the Citabria.

Wolfgang and me gave him a thorough ´ground course´ and off he went to fly the -3.

Daniel after his 5th and final landing on the day of transition:



All went well as you can see and he is now building up confidence (there were some ´oops´ landings later but he is back on track now ... the last one I witnessed was a real 3-point greaser on the concrete RWY and Daniel, being him, had still some remarks on how he could do better!!). We will further improve the look/finish of the -3 (as Smokey suggested at the time of pre-buy).

Daniel knows what to do ... and he is fully on it!!

Best, Heinz
P.S. I don´t want to put some feathers in my ... here but I think the RV community provided some good help to get a young and eager guy into such a plane: Daniel, well done and big thanks to all involved!!
Beautiful paint! Do you any pictures showing the side profile?
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