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Forum: RV-3 06-01-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By dwaynebob
Thanks, good advice. I'll call them today.

Thanks, good advice. I'll call them today.
Forum: RV-3 05-31-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By dwaynebob
Seats for the -3

Any gouge on a seat for the -3? Anyone get Oregon aero? Seems you can get the seat from a -4, the bottom from the front seat and the back from the rear seat. I'm tall so I have to keep it as low...
Forum: RV-3 03-06-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By dwaynebob
That looked like a fun video....can't wait to get...

That looked like a fun video....can't wait to get my bird in the air.
Forum: RV-3 03-01-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By dwaynebob
Good info...looks like 68x76 is the way to go. ...

Good info...looks like 68x76 is the way to go. It came with a sterba 68x72, however it was not in good shape and would need some repair. Thanks Tony
Forum: RV-3 03-01-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By dwaynebob
Prop Selection

Has anyone done any data on fixed pitch props for a 750# 160hp o320 RV-3? Catto says 66" by 76 or 78" for a two blade.
Forum: RV-3 02-23-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,558
Posted By dwaynebob
All good points, thank you. I am on the fence...

All good points, thank you. I am on the fence about an autopilot. I am VFR only, mostly a flagpole flyer and local formation flights. I can count on one and a half hands how many times I took my...
Forum: RV-3 02-19-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,558
Posted By dwaynebob
I too have a question about mounting an autopilot...

I too have a question about mounting an autopilot servo. Has anyone mounted the roll servo in the space just below your knee, near the stick? I was having questions as to whether I wanted to mount...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,053
Posted By dwaynebob
I had sds ignition in my rocket and loved it. ...

I had sds ignition in my rocket and loved it. You will want some help installing the magnets. I ran one mag to keep my system simple. If you go with the full efii you will have to completely...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By dwaynebob
I do like the GRT, but I have already bought the...

I do like the GRT, but I have already bought the AV-30 (mostly for the ADSB capability) and the TruTrack AP. Plus, the round guages fit in the holes currently in the panel, so ease of construction...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By dwaynebob
The flip flop is a great Idea, I'll have an...

The flip flop is a great Idea, I'll have an infinity stick so I have the buttons for that. I have had radios by my throttle hand years past, but I want to see if it's better being top center. In...
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By dwaynebob
Good to know as I have not flown with one....yet...

Good to know as I have not flown with one....yet I will have bifocals just in case :-)
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By dwaynebob
The Ipad isn't a true efis, that is just the pic...

The Ipad isn't a true efis, that is just the pic from the panel builder. That Ipad will be foreflight moving map....I don't see myself using the synthetic vision feature of foreflight very often as...
Forum: RV-3 02-02-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,107
Posted By dwaynebob
RV-3 Panel Critique

Okay, I know I'm really asking for it, but I'll do it anyway. Here is a picture of my proposed panel, and although I am in love with it, I'm not married to it quite yet, so feel free to chime in. ...
Forum: RV-3 02-01-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By dwaynebob
Thanks, that was a good thread. We decided to do...

Thanks, that was a good thread. We decided to do CN-2 since it was much easier. We have a couple other issues with the fuse which will be harder to fix/replace.
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By dwaynebob
Stole an idea from an RV-4, since my oil cooler...

Stole an idea from an RV-4, since my oil cooler is the old style on top of the engine, there is lots of room behind the left baffle....just a mock-up for now but I think it will work and no worries...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By dwaynebob
Mickey and Larry, Sounds obsessive compulsive...

Mickey and Larry,

Sounds obsessive compulsive but the reason I didn't want to build a stainless battery box was because it adds 4 pounds....this plane is going to be very light, so I'm being as lean...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By dwaynebob
The 680c fits nicely in the aluminum cheek, and...

The 680c fits nicely in the aluminum cheek, and according to the instruction manual, the earthx can be mounted in any orientation. If I mount it sideways, I can easily service it when I remove the...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By dwaynebob
Earthx Battery Placement

Alcon,

I realize opinions on Earthx are all over the place, but I was going to see if there is a consensus of where to place the battery. It's nearly impossible for me to mount my 680c on the...
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By dwaynebob
Good info Rich, Mine also has a cover on...

Good info Rich, Mine also has a cover on top....looks identical. I'm guessing that was how the first RV-3's were designed. I like the design and expect I will keep it as designed. If it doesn't...
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By dwaynebob
Good info Russell. I wanted the SD-8 but I'm at...

Good info Russell. I wanted the SD-8 but I'm at 15 amps nominal, assuming everything is on, so I need the 20-30 amp alternator. If I'm only day vfr, then I'm probably low enough for the SD-8, but I...
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By dwaynebob
Thanks David, I'm doing something similar, and I...

Thanks David, I'm doing something similar, and I saw some of your other posts regarding venting. My buddy told me the same thing that if I want it in the cabin, I need to vent it if I'm going...
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By dwaynebob
Looks good Rich, that is precisely my plan. ...

Looks good Rich, that is precisely my plan. Also, I noticed you have the oil cooler on top of the engine. Mine came with the same set-up, how well does that work in summer? I'm in Southern...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 668
Posted By dwaynebob
Guardian SmartPlane EMS

Has anyone tried the bluetooth Guardian Avionics Engine monitor module? Looks pretty trick but I can't find and RV folks who have used it.
Forum: RV-3 01-09-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By dwaynebob
RV-3 Alternator

Has anyone put a B&C vacuum pad alternator on a -3? It is my preferred solution but I only have experience with the SD-8, which doesn't have quite enough amps for my system, 20 amps is...
Forum: RV-3 01-02-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By dwaynebob
I'm in SoCal, KREI....If you know any RV-3...

I'm in SoCal, KREI....If you know any RV-3 builders in the area would love to get their 2 cents. My adviser is very knowledgable about RV's and brings great experience (and lots of patients) is...
Forum: RV-3 01-02-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By dwaynebob
All good information folks, thanks for help. My...

All good information folks, thanks for help. My adviser has been helping me a lot and we came to the conclusion that fixing what I have is better (and easier) than retrofit. Paul's point about an...
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By dwaynebob
That's bad news...I have budgeted for 8k. My...

That's bad news...I have budgeted for 8k. My wings had CN-1 completed, but not CN-2, so I started drilling out the rivets on the wingskins. Because I have problems with the center section, maybe my...
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By dwaynebob
RV-3b Retro Wings

I am searching for information as to what is involved with doing a retro -3b wing on a previously flying RV-3. Things i'd like to know...

1) is the QB wing $7800 or is that just the kit?
2) Is...
Forum: RV-3 11-18-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 200,595
Posted By dwaynebob
New To Me

Chronical of my new partial build

https://sites.google.com/view/myrv-3/home
Forum: RV-3 11-18-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,181
Posted By dwaynebob
RV

Plane was from Illinois for the past 20 years, not sure if it started from Missouri but I don't think so.
Forum: RV-3 11-16-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,181
Posted By dwaynebob
doubler

Thanks Larry, my A&P suggested the doubler (patch) fix. I am replacing the torn hole as I am doing some reskin work on that side anyway so it shouldn't be too difficult. I figured if I have to take...
Forum: RV-3 11-16-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,181
Posted By dwaynebob
RV-3 Wing

Bought a project and looked at the fuselage where the wing connects (sorry, still learning what to call things, I call it the wing box but I don't think that's correct.) My buddy, who is helping me,...
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