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Forum: Safety 06-22-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,835
Posted By RV3bpilot
Control lock in place

I used to read the NTSB accident reports often and every year there was one or two crashes because of control locks being in place. Most would over run the end of the runway never even getting into...
Forum: RV-3 06-13-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By RV3bpilot
I'm flying an RV3b

I think there are more than you think out there.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-09-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,348
Posted By RV3bpilot
Wow, I am amazed at your flying skill. I am too...

Wow, I am amazed at your flying skill. I am too chicken to roll my aircraft. I did do spins but that was just for the testing phase.
Great control Brian...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-09-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,164
Posted By RV3bpilot
Led warning lights

I made my own. Just drill a hole in the panel where you want the light with a 330 resistor or what ever resistor you need for your voltage and LED combo.
I used Red LEDs to warn of low voltage, low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By RV3bpilot
awesome way to self isolate.....:)

awesome way to self isolate.....:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,049
Posted By RV3bpilot
Do not drill holes in the fuel cap. The blue...

Do not drill holes in the fuel cap.
The blue print, {Plans} of the wings should show the fuel vent line routing from the wing tanks back to the fuselage.
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,657
Posted By RV3bpilot
Thumbs up Wow, very cool. Happy trails.

Wow, very cool. Happy trails.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By RV3bpilot
I had some pieces like that in my RV3b. They...

I had some pieces like that in my RV3b. They mounted vertically towards the root of the wing in between the upper and lower main spars. one in each wing if I remember correctly. I don't believe mine...
Forum: GPS 11-30-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By RV3bpilot
Safefly GPS

I purchased a Safefly GPS to give location and altitude to my transponder so I could have ADS-b out. It works great.
With the ADS-b out my wife can track me on her computer as I fly out to Colorado...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 11-20-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,094
Posted By RV3bpilot
Engine Out Flight to the Ground

I sure wish more pilots would practice engine out landings. When it happens for real for the first time it is like you just grabbed a bare wire from an old wore out electrical cord that is plugged in...
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,751
Posted By RV3bpilot
The plot thickens

Just think a person could configure his or her Ads-b out to show up as your aircraft and then fly out of your airport to somewhere else then commit some awful crime and return to your airport. Then...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-09-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By RV3bpilot
You won't sleep tonight with that first flight...

You won't sleep tonight with that first flight rush... Good job...:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,763
Posted By RV3bpilot
ADS-B testing site

Go to this site: https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx

Fill out the required fields and you will receive a automated report on whether your ADS-B is working or not.
It is free and works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,950
Posted By RV3bpilot
I had one tire weather check like crack right...

I had one tire weather check like crack right down the center of the tire in between the tire tread groove. The tire had 300 hours on it and was almost wore out, oh and it was 15 years old.
I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,255
Posted By RV3bpilot
I agree with Paul, when one or both of wings quit...

I agree with Paul, when one or both of wings quit giving lift and the nose drops that is the stall speed to write down.
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,955
Posted By RV3bpilot
Very nice, first flight, Cooooool.... Sorry I...

Very nice, first flight, Cooooool....
Sorry I don't know anything about electric trim...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-25-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,647
Posted By RV3bpilot
That sure makes the aluminum look great...

That sure makes the aluminum look great...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-18-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,847
Posted By RV3bpilot
Beautiful area you live in.. :)

Beautiful area you live in.. :)
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,748
Posted By RV3bpilot
Cool I had no tail wheel experience and had not flown...

I had no tail wheel experience and had not flown anything in the 10 years that it took me to build my RV3.
My biggest hurdle was getting some insurance to cover me in an aircraft that there was no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,095
Posted By RV3bpilot
I'm with Sam, I stay near the airport and...

I'm with Sam, I stay near the airport and practice in the pattern.
Good radio communications
Holding the same altitude with changing air speeds.
Watching the instruments for engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,029
Posted By RV3bpilot
I Love it....

I Love it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By RV3bpilot
I had to send my New radio back to the...

I had to send my New radio back to the manufacturer for a new power supply circuit board because the original ones were junk and would make all kinds of noise. Now my radio is nice and quiet.
Oh my...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,486
Posted By RV3bpilot
I have limited my flying to above 20F because of...

I have limited my flying to above 20F because of the canopy and fiberglass canopy skirt shrink so much in the cold that they do not fit the fuselage well and then leak air. I have plenty of heat...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,281
Posted By RV3bpilot
I now limit my cold weather flying to 20 degrees...

I now limit my cold weather flying to 20 degrees F because of the canopy shrinks so much that it does not fit the fuselage well and cold air leaks in. Here is a short video of my engine temps at -6 F...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,901
Posted By RV3bpilot
My engine heater for cold weather is probably the...

My engine heater for cold weather is probably the cheapest and easiest to make. Just a couple of short sections of 4" aluminum dryer vent tubing and a couple of light bulbs in each one. And of course...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,511
Posted By RV3bpilot
Always let go of the trigger before pulling away...

Always let go of the trigger before pulling away from the work. Don't ask how I learned this.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,169
Posted By RV3bpilot
I feel the love you have for your wife in your...

I feel the love you have for your wife in your words. May Jesus bless you, your wife and your family.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,394
Posted By RV3bpilot
I'm guessing that you can see the runway better...

I'm guessing that you can see the runway better in a three point stance, taller tire. Probably smoother handling too. My solid rubber seems to turn into a piece of steel this time of year here in...
Forum: COMM 12-03-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By RV3bpilot
Check the coax to make sure it is not grounded...

Check the coax to make sure it is not grounded out. Disconnect both ends and use a ohm meter to make sure that the outside is not connected to the inside. Some times one of the outer shielding wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,815
Posted By RV3bpilot
Some avionics, such as transponders, have to be TSOed, experimental aircraft or not.

I do not believe this is the case for experimentals. The equipment must meet or surpass the standards required to operate such equipment, I do not believe it has to be TSO.
I'm sure that goes even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,015
Posted By RV3bpilot
Sun rise over Minnesota

This is just before the sun rises above the surface of the earth and the reflection it makes is actually square if you look close.
http://i65.tinypic.com/33xkc2d.jpg
Forum: COMM 11-04-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By RV3bpilot
I'm happy with my Trig 22 transponder and have...

I'm happy with my Trig 22 transponder and have ADS-b out using GRT 2020 Compliant GPS.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,819
Posted By RV3bpilot
I placed mine in the bottom of the right wing in...

I placed mine in the bottom of the right wing in the second inspection access cover so it was far enough away from any engine heat and on the cool side of the wing. I also used some heat sink...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By RV3bpilot
This subject has been on going. I have a shaking...

This subject has been on going. I have a shaking wheel and have done almost everything one can do to stop it.
I have made my own gear leg stiffeners
I balanced the wheels
changed tires
adjusted the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,117
Posted By RV3bpilot
I use 2 light bulbs inside of an aluminum dryer...

I use 2 light bulbs inside of an aluminum dryer vent and shove one end in the bottom of the cowl and let the other end lay on the floor. when it gets cold I have to wrap the vent with rags to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-07-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By RV3bpilot
On this site below gives the compression and...

On this site below gives the compression and pressures for engines. Just type in your engine size and you can find the compression ratio and the fuel octane needed to keep it from pre igniting or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By RV3bpilot
Thank you Gil and Sam... I will be replacing my...

Thank you Gil and Sam... I will be replacing my old cheap natural grommets with some good ones..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,641
Posted By RV3bpilot
I used some rubber grommets in the engine...

I used some rubber grommets in the engine compartment and they soon were destroyed by the heat. I was trying to protect my spark plug cables. The snap in bushings will hold up better near heat, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,900
Posted By RV3bpilot
Life Insurance for pilots

Be cautious of the life insurance Pilot Insurance Center is offering through Prudential. In the midst of filling out an application, I tried finding reviews for PIC on-line, but couldn't find any,...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By RV3bpilot
RV3 has 1.250 diameter with 16 threads per inch...

RV3 has 1.250 diameter with 16 threads per inch...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-10-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,289
Posted By RV3bpilot
It's a Corvair engine modified to run in the...

It's a Corvair engine modified to run in the aircraft. A very smooth running 6 cylinder engine.
With a turbo I have about 125 hp.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,931
Posted By RV3bpilot
I just have a couple of cheap ratchet straps that...

I just have a couple of cheap ratchet straps that I purchased at a truck stop. They are a little heavy but work good.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,383
Posted By RV3bpilot
I love your early morning flight, I do the same...

I love your early morning flight, I do the same all the time here in Minnesota. This morning it was partly cloudy and the air was rough.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,023
Posted By RV3bpilot
Awesome dash! Well done......:)

Awesome dash! Well done......:)
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-03-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,289
Posted By RV3bpilot
I have used both Mobil one synthetic and Now...

I have used both Mobil one synthetic and Now Amsoil synthetic with no adverse affects and I use 100LL all the time, no auto fuel.
No sludge build up. Oil stays clean for a long time after I change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,925
Posted By RV3bpilot
That is a beautiful crop. It suppose to snow...

That is a beautiful crop. It suppose to snow tonight so I'm not going to start planting yet.... Darn cold Minnesota
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,374
Posted By RV3bpilot
I had the same issue and after I changed to a...

I had the same issue and after I changed to a nice new round tire it still has a low speed shake. It's not bad but is noticeable and a bummer because everyone wants a perfect aircraft. I did balance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,720
Posted By RV3bpilot
Way to go Jeff.. :)

Way to go Jeff.. :)
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,396
Posted By RV3bpilot
TRIG TN72 GPS RECEIVER

Certified GPS position source... Available from Aircraft Spruce March 30th, 2017
Cost $359.00:)
Bad news is the antenna cost about the same..:o
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,936
Posted By RV3bpilot
Trig 72

Trig 72 is the newest certified GPS position that sells for less than 400.00 and can be found at Aircraft Spruce.... But the antenna is about the same price as the GPS
Forum: ADS-B 01-29-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,330
Posted By RV3bpilot
Thank You for finding a cheaper solution to my...

Thank You for finding a cheaper solution to my ADS-B....
I have been searching and searching for something cheaper than the 1500 dollar unites out there. This one seems to fit the bill. I hope...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,002
Posted By RV3bpilot
Steep decent and fuel problems

I know for sure that in my aircraft that if I use a steep decent with the throttle pulled all the way to an idle, and when the fuel tanks are less than 1/2 full, the fuel will move forward in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,953
Posted By RV3bpilot
I lubricate mine with multi-purpose spray...

I lubricate mine with multi-purpose spray lubricant with teflon made by Dupont This stuff is great because it goes on very thin to get into tight places and then turns to a waxy lube that will not...
Forum: Midwest 11-20-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,153
Posted By RV3bpilot
Snow Storm In Minnesota so I left.

The day after the snow storm the runway was cleared so I flew to APA in Colorado to see my son and grandson.. A very nice way to escape the cold for a day or so..

http://i65.tinypic.com/2501o8w.jpg
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,214
Posted By RV3bpilot
I built a pole building that would be wide enough...

I built a pole building that would be wide enough to build the entire aircraft with the wings on so I did all my rigging in the pole building. Then I pulled it out to the airport with the wings on....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,471
Posted By RV3bpilot
That tick-tick-tick will get your attention... I...

That tick-tick-tick will get your attention... I have an oil cooler door that will do the same thing if I don't shut it all the way. The aluminum door will bounce up and down on the seat...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,093
Posted By RV3bpilot
I Love the color and scheme...

I Love the color and scheme...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,141
Posted By RV3bpilot
I go Van's web page for any aircraft AD or SB...

I go Van's web page for any aircraft AD or SB issues but for the engine I don't know because I'm not using a standard aircraft engine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 44,999
Posted By RV3bpilot
fuel drain O rings

Harbor Freight Viton O-Ring Kit has many different sizes, and the smallest size just happens to be just right for the fuel drain.

Item #67525
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,268
Posted By RV3bpilot
extra rivets

Most of time you will receive much more than you need but there was a few cases for me I wanted to use a size of rivet that I received few of so I did order more of them either from Van's or Aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,896
Posted By RV3bpilot
cancer sucks

May Gods love be with you and your family forever.
John 3:16
Romans 8:31-39
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By RV3bpilot
Fresh air vents

Van's kit vents they are cheap and easy to put in and supplies tons of air. I put mine in after painting and still looks good.

2 Rectangular Vents

Part Number = VENT SIDEWALL KIT

Price =...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By RV3bpilot
I just need a new tire. I've looked at it real...

I just need a new tire. I've looked at it real close and it is a manufacturing defect. The tire is shorter from the seal on the rim to the tread in that spot.:(
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-15-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,872
Posted By RV3bpilot
Awesome video

Awesome video
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