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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,097
Posted By MiserBird
In flight stuck exhaust valve

A number of posts about stuck valves, but no mention of when the valve stuck. My experience with four low time 7 to 1 comp. Continental Titan cylinders on O320 E2A has been pretty scary.

First...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,876
Posted By MiserBird
Before I loosen the filter, I place my funnel /...

Before I loosen the filter, I place my funnel / drain hose under the base, punch a hole at 12 o'clock near the base, loosen 180*, punch a vent hole at whats now the top. Filter drains pretty quickly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By MiserBird
Shouldn't the drain (from a leaking pump seal) be...

Shouldn't the drain (from a leaking pump seal) be at the 6 o'clock position? This should allow any leaked gas to drain before entering the motor. The pump still needs replacing; I've been through...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-24-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,928
Posted By MiserBird
SureFly is on the left, PMag on the right, you're...

SureFly is on the left, PMag on the right, you're correct on the switch sequence.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By MiserBird
If this replacement mag is going on the F1 with...

If this replacement mag is going on the F1 with dual busses, a SureFly might be an option.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,928
Posted By MiserBird
SureFly stumble cure

Thanks so much for the tip! I was having to reduce the power on mag check to minimize the SureFly boot-up stumble, but slowly turning my Bendix key switch when switching back to the SureFly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By MiserBird
A friend of mine bought Bendix mags, and wires...

A friend of mine bought Bendix mags, and wires for his Luscombe from Aircraft Magneto Service. Months after the Bendix warranty expired he had the impulse coupling fail. He contacted them and was...
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,633
Posted By MiserBird
When were the first RV-3 plans and kits sold?...

When were the first RV-3 plans and kits sold? When did the first owner built RV-3 fly?

I'm guessing N3VR was a fairly early one, the main parts were inspected and signed off for closure in May '78,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,294
Posted By MiserBird
Just need two hose adapters

I have both 14 and 18mm quick connect hose adapters, because usually some 14mm plugs bring the adapter out with them, some don't.
Forum: RV-3 12-23-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By MiserBird
Anyone know if the early RV-3's have "Z brackets"...

Anyone know if the early RV-3's have "Z brackets" between the wing tanks and spar? (Mine was built in the late 70's)
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By MiserBird
RV-3 slider skirt gap seal

My Rv-3 had a gap all the way around of various widths from 1/8" to 1/2" I used adhesive backed felt tape in various thickness under the skirt to create a tapered seal. I found all different sizes...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-08-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,582
Posted By MiserBird
That's what I did; Pmag on the right, SureFly on...

That's what I did; Pmag on the right, SureFly on the left.
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By MiserBird
Borescope inspection of fuel pickup

Tight fit but I was able to get my Vividia borescope (minus blue sleeve) up through the drain valve fitting and get a good look at the pickup in my RV3.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
Posted By MiserBird
Winter vs. Summer blends

It looks like the seasonal blend changes don't apply in longer in most areas. The EPA chart by state / county shows a Reid Vapor pressure of 9.0 psi max for most areas. By comparison I think the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,949
Posted By MiserBird
I would be interested in what you were seeing in...

I would be interested in what you were seeing in the oil filter element.
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,760
Posted By MiserBird
PM sent with offer

PM sent with offer
Forum: RV-3 10-17-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,760
Posted By MiserBird
Thanks David for confirming the current design is...

Thanks David for confirming the current design is a push-pull cable, which leaves me wondering is my cable in tension design what Van used on his first RV-3's or is mine a one-off system?

The only...
Forum: RV-3 10-17-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,760
Posted By MiserBird
Early RV-3 manual trim design

Thanks Finn for shedding some light on my trim design. From your '3B as built not having a spring like in my '3 (a mid to late 70's kit) and from what little I can find in my preview plans, and '3...
Forum: RV-3 10-16-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,760
Posted By MiserBird
Now I'm starting to get nervious

FinnFlyer,

Looking at the elevator trim arrangement on my RV-3 it appears that if the trim cable breaks the spring will drive the trim tab to full down trim or further.

Were you in flight when...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,218
Posted By MiserBird
Tail wheel endorsement in a Cub, 20 minute ride...

Tail wheel endorsement in a Cub, 20 minute ride in a RV-7, then off in my RV-3. 400+ hours to date, all wheel landings on pavement.

If your '4 is anything like my '3, you're gonna love it!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 558,669
Posted By MiserBird
N3VR on a Spring morning

N3VR on a Spring morning in North Georgia
Forum: Southeast 10-05-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,335
Posted By MiserBird
Two tax bills at KGVL

I had my Cardinal based at KGVL some years ago, and the tax bills were a good bit higher than I had previously at KLZU as you will get a bill from both Hall County and the City of Gainesville. Nice...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,355
Posted By MiserBird
Is your engine a 150HP with a part #10-3678-32...

Is your engine a 150HP with a part #10-3678-32 carb?
Forum: RV-3 08-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,942
Posted By MiserBird
Here's what I have for the CN-2 spar mod for the...

Here's what I have for the CN-2 spar mod for the RV-3. Hope this helps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By MiserBird
Doesn't an O320 time at 25 deg BTDC?

Doesn't an O320 time at 25 deg BTDC?
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,942
Posted By MiserBird
CN-1 Mod

Attached is an explanation of the CN-1 mod, which qualified the early RV-3 as a RV-3A. Somewhere around 1990 a CN-2 mod came out for the main spar and now both are required for aerobatics.

My RV-3...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-11-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,928
Posted By MiserBird
Yes, and from what I've read that's completely...

Yes, and from what I've read that's completely normal. I think the SureFly is programed to make two revolutions to determine direction of rotation before it resumes firing.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-10-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By MiserBird
I see about a 50 RPM drop on both the PMag and...

I see about a 50 RPM drop on both the PMag and the Sure*Fly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,702
Posted By MiserBird
I come up with .89psig static pressure equivalent?

I come up with .89psig static pressure equivalent?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,254
Posted By MiserBird
Running mogas?

I had this happen many years ago on a '68 Cardinal when I started running mogas (long before ethanol was required) I've been reluctant to run mogas in my RV-3 for fear of the same.
Prick one of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,847
Posted By MiserBird
[/QUOTE]Does IFly have a trial period to check it...

[/QUOTE]Does IFly have a trial period to check it out or is it pay from day 1?[/QUOTE]

30 day free trial is standard.
Forum: RV-3 05-04-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,274
Posted By MiserBird
My technique is very close to wilddog's except my...

My technique is very close to wilddog's except my throttle is around 1300 and I fly it onto the runway almost level. Tail low tends to produce a bounce every now and then for me. My touch down...
Forum: RV-3 04-20-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By MiserBird
From N3VR's original flight log at 2 hours TT,...

From N3VR's original flight log at 2 hours TT, dated July 4 1980:

"Flew with canopy open at 105 MPH, IAS. No control problems whatsoever. Canopy will self close when released"

I haven't felt the...
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,666
Posted By MiserBird
Bruce, Maybe this RV-3AA? picture will be...

Bruce,

Maybe this RV-3AA? picture will be helpful (if the link works)
https://i.imgur.com/Xe3MOY9.jpg
Forum: GPS 04-18-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,631
Posted By MiserBird
Larry, I have a Stratus ESG in both my Cardinal...

Larry,

I have a Stratus ESG in both my Cardinal RG and my RV-3. The Cardinal has the GPS ant. on top of the wing, the RV-3 has the GPS ant. underneath the cowling. The performance (lock time, ect)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By MiserBird
SureFly ignition drain

Anyone know what the standby drain is for a SureFly mag ?
Forum: GPS 12-29-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,496
Posted By MiserBird
The iPad or Android for that matter does not...

The iPad or Android for that matter does not support NMEA out from iFly.

Previous heat related shutdowns with iPad.

The iFly device is easier to read in sunlight.

BTW, the iFly devices do have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By MiserBird
Engine torque

Maybe as the engine torque increases it is causing some wiring (or grounding) issues?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,536
Posted By MiserBird
I don't use the led display but wired the output...

I don't use the led display but wired the output from the sensor board to my intercom circuit. Also turn it on with a switch on the flaps, since at high speeds turbulence causes intermittent 'beeps'....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,782
Posted By MiserBird
RV-3 flown with canopy open

From the flight log of my RV-3, dated 7/4/1980 at 2.5 hours TT:

"Flew with canopy open at 105 mph, IAS. No control problem whatsoever. Canopy will self close when released."

I have not tried the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By MiserBird
I purchased a Stratus ESG from Avionics Source a...

I purchased a Stratus ESG from Avionics Source a couple of years ago, and Chase was very helpful and pleasant to deal with.
Forum: ADS-B 09-07-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,045
Posted By MiserBird
I have the same transponder and encoder installed...

I have the same transponder and encoder installed in both of my planes using the parallel connection. No problems with either.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By MiserBird
I'm very happy with the performance, features,...

I'm very happy with the performance, features, and quality of the Ultra in my RV-3. I really like the stand alone GPS with Jeppsen database as a backup to my Stratux (which has never glitched) Also...
Forum: GPS 07-11-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By MiserBird
Just go to stratux.me

Just go to stratux.me
Forum: GPS 07-11-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,384
Posted By MiserBird
I just tried it on my Stratux running v1.5b2 and...

I just tried it on my Stratux running v1.5b2 and it works just fine with no SDR installed. Synthetic vision tested with iFly software.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,737
Posted By MiserBird
Thanks for your responses. I'm going to enrich...

Thanks for your responses. I'm going to enrich the mixture to around 100 deg ROP and take a look again.

The borescope used is a Vividia VA-400.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,737
Posted By MiserBird
Green color in center of exhaust valve

Doing a borescope inspection on my O320E2A with 188 hour low compression ECI cylinders and found the exhaust valves to be almost too
clean with a green dot in the center of ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,025
Posted By MiserBird
Wink Georgia Sales Tax?

Since Van's will no longer have a "presence" in Georgia, I sure hope we get relief on sales tax charged on Georgia parts orders.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-31-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 50,928
Posted By MiserBird
Pecanflyboy, Anything in the works for a...

Pecanflyboy,

Anything in the works for a certified Surefly replacement for the Bendix D2000 / 3000 dual mags? Is the market large enough to even consider?
Forum: Safety 04-20-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,950
Posted By MiserBird
Mine was manufactured in 2008.

Mine was manufactured in 2008.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,950
Posted By MiserBird
Just received mine back, turn around was two...

Just received mine back, turn around was two weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,316
Posted By MiserBird
Sun 'n Fun EAA involvement

My first Sun 'n Fun was 1981, and what a wonderful event it was! Now I'm wondering when the EAA's direct involvement ended?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 1,455,551
Posted By MiserBird
Back in '84 I purchased a '68 Cardinal which had...

Back in '84 I purchased a '68 Cardinal which had recently been over painted with DuPont Imron. It was fine until I started running MoGas (pre-ethanol mandate) blisters galore soon appeared on the...
Forum: RV-3 03-06-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By MiserBird
Check out Randy's website, a wealth of RV-3 info:...

Check out Randy's website, a wealth of RV-3 info:

http://www.romeolima.com/rv3/rv3works/flying/flying.html
Forum: RV-3 01-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 75,759
Posted By MiserBird
Mike, Thanks for your generous offer, here's...

Mike,

Thanks for your generous offer, here's hoping that Randy will take you up on it!
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By MiserBird
iFly uses Pressure Altitude to calc the...

iFly uses Pressure Altitude to calc the difference with ADSB reported traffic altitude since that's what is being broadcast. I don't know what FlyQ uses.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,643
Posted By MiserBird
With the jumper installed the PMAG is reading and...

With the jumper installed the PMAG is reading and using the A curve with a max advance of 34 deg. As I read the manual, the EICAD program modifies the B curve. Its not clear to me if the max...
Forum: RV-3 09-27-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By MiserBird
RV-3 roll bar detail

The roll bar installation in my 1980 RV-3 looks pretty robust with no holes in the skin:

https://imgur.com/a/J9Oj8hz
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By MiserBird
RV-3 Canopy seal

I used 3/4" wide self adhesive felt strip in various thickness around the entire perimeter. Ordered the medium weight stuff from Zoro Tools. Seals well, the canopy slides just as easy as before,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By MiserBird
You will not beat Bruce's after-the-sale customer...

You will not beat Bruce's after-the-sale customer support! A top quality product.
Forum: RV-3 04-27-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By MiserBird
Where is the RV-12 site? I would like to read...

Where is the RV-12 site? I would like to read about your experience.
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