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Forum: RV-3 11-08-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Lufthans
Chris, PM me your email address and I'll send you...

Chris, PM me your email address and I'll send you the one that came with my "flying" project aircraft...It too is in PDF, but might be of use.
Forum: RV-3 09-10-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,362
Posted By Lufthans
Congrats Cary on your -3! I'm still working on...

Congrats Cary on your -3! I'm still working on mine (or rather - trying to find the time to work on her). Can't wait...

As for the Uflyquiet headsets - my experience is rather different. Money down...
Forum: RV-3 07-26-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By Lufthans
Or... drool over this one:...

Or... drool over this one: https://ulpower.com/en/engines/ul520/ul520t
Forum: RV-3 07-14-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By Lufthans
I run a custom car workshop and would be happy to...

I run a custom car workshop and would be happy to fab a tank for you. Shipping costs may be prohibitive though as we're in Europe....
Forum: RV-3 07-12-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By Lufthans
I would be very surprised if you could keep the...

I would be very surprised if you could keep the engine going without a pump. One really needs a high wing aircraft for that, I'd say.
Forum: RV-3 07-12-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Lufthans
Empty weight on mine is 750 lbs, and the builder...

Empty weight on mine is 750 lbs, and the builder registered a 1300 lbs MTOW. That's a 550 lbs payload, which is more than I could possibly see myself loading up.

I'm not heavily into aerobatics, but...
Forum: RV-3 07-02-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,244
Posted By Lufthans
I've only got ONE RV3 landing, so I can hardly...

I've only got ONE RV3 landing, so I can hardly qualify myself as an expert on topic.

Having said that, as landings go, I've found the '3 quite a pussycat to put down. Especially considering that I...
Forum: RV-3 04-20-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,355
Posted By Lufthans
Very little to add to the excellent points above,...

Very little to add to the excellent points above, other than you might consider installing a C/S prop on it, if overspending during aerobatics is what you are afraid of. A prop flattening out can be...
Forum: RV-3 04-01-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By Lufthans
I've never seen them. However - if I wanted to...

I've never seen them. However - if I wanted to have longer range, I'd consider making mine an RV3-AB. That is: Wing tanks AND fuselage tank.

Or have a look at what the Rocket brigade is doing with...
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By Lufthans
6'4", 36 inseam. Co-owned a bone-stock...

6'4", 36 inseam.

Co-owned a bone-stock (interior-wise) -4, and flown on another one several years ago.

I used to take the thick cushion out from underneath me, leaving a thinner one. And had my...
Forum: RV-3 03-06-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By Lufthans
Yup, Heinz sold it to Giulio, who's enjoying her...

Yup, Heinz sold it to Giulio, who's enjoying her in northern Italy, near Milan. Nice little plane!
Forum: International 01-21-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,515
Posted By Lufthans
On your way back from that bomb run (a Swiss...

On your way back from that bomb run (a Swiss aircraft bombing something, that must be a first), be sure to drop by at Hilversum then Dan. Flying RV-6, RV-4 and restoration project RV-3 going on here....
Forum: RV-3 01-02-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By Lufthans
The previous owner of mine has refitted B wings...

The previous owner of mine has refitted B wings to a (not yet flying) pre-A fuse. I'm not sure what was involved and how he's done it, so I am afraid I can't be of much help, other than mentioning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,584
Posted By Lufthans
Fuel starvation due to dirty gascolator (or other...

Fuel starvation due to dirty gascolator (or other fuel filters you may have)?

I've fried a Ferrari engine that way :-(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Lufthans
I've got 4 yellow tags for Chrome cylinders,...

I've got 4 yellow tags for Chrome cylinders, dated 1992, and a log entry dated 1999 for a 0 SMOH on the engine, mentioning those same cylinders:

"...Rebuilt cylinders with silicone Chrome..."

My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Lufthans
That with the orange stripe is new to me....

That with the orange stripe is new to me. Thanks!!

And I believe mine doesn't have one. There is hope...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks guys. Makes more sense to me too. It was...

Thanks guys. Makes more sense to me too. It was just that I had read elsewhere about re-using rings.

I believe mine has chrome cylinders, so in that case no honing unfortunately.

Is there any way...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Lufthans
New pistons -> new rings??

Hi guys,

Although I have plenty of experience in automotive engines (also in aircraft), I feel I am a bit out of my depth on these Lycoming things. So newbie question:

I plan to upgrade my...
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,299
Posted By Lufthans
:D Now back to RVís ;)

:D

Now back to RVís ;)
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,299
Posted By Lufthans
Well, that is the whole thing. Mine has 170 hp...

Well, that is the whole thing. Mine has 170 hp and a constant speed prop on it, and my formation flying is with Stelio Frati and Sequoia Falco's. They tend to fly a lot faster than my Jodel really...
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,299
Posted By Lufthans
Why does it suck for formation flying? About 30%...

Why does it suck for formation flying?

About 30% of my flying is in formation (with my Jodel). It has manual trim, and that plane requires a lot more trimming than RVs do. Yet I've never thought of ...
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,299
Posted By Lufthans
Mine is the same, with spring and cable in...

Mine is the same, with spring and cable in tension. My plane seems to have been made up of several leftovers, so I am not sure of the age of the kit. Given that the rivet lines on my fuselage seem to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,994
Posted By Lufthans
ND

Given that the B&Cs look an awful lot like Nippondenso alternators, which in automotive application last forever, I can't say I'm surprised that they are doing well.

Kind of pricey...
Forum: RV-3 10-10-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,394
Posted By Lufthans
The space IS there. You might need to free some...

The space IS there. You might need to free some up by doing some work on cushions or length of rudder cables, but you'll be fine.

Vans himself has your height. Should say it all.

Congrats on your...
Forum: RV-3 10-04-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks Finn. Interesting concept, with the 13B!...

Thanks Finn.

Interesting concept, with the 13B! Initially, I planned to put a Subaru EJ-25 on the nose, possibly even turbocharged for those 5000 fpm rocket climbs. I've got a (NA) EJ25 on my Jodel...
Forum: RV-3 10-04-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Lufthans
That sounds promising, since I was fearing it'd...

That sounds promising, since I was fearing it'd be too light on the nose. Thanks.
Forum: RV-3 10-04-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Lufthans
W&B issues?

Hi guys

Question on W&B. Or rather- the balance aspect of it:

I am rebuilding my RV3B. I bought it in (somewhat) flying condition, and during the one flight that I did, elevator trim was pretty...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Posted By Lufthans
Looks to me a bone stock Nippondenso alternator....

Looks to me a bone stock Nippondenso alternator. Any alternator shop will be able to help you with this one
Forum: RV-3 10-01-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,262
Posted By Lufthans
Impressive little aircraft! I already got the...

Impressive little aircraft!

I already got the impression that Craigs numbers were different, so indeed apples and oranges.

I've ended up buying TnMike's 68x76 two-blade Catto, which supposedly will...
Forum: RV-3 09-30-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,262
Posted By Lufthans
Dave, how much hp do you have on your -3? Catto...

Dave, how much hp do you have on your -3?

Catto recommends 70 to 76 inch pitch on their props for the RV3. Interesting that your 79 was under pitched?
Forum: RV-3 09-30-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,410
Posted By Lufthans
Got one!

I ended up taking Mike up on his offer and now have a pristine Catto in my workshop.

Now for those green prop tips.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-30-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,494
Posted By Lufthans
Obviously, yes. I'll start with the data plate...

Obviously, yes.

I'll start with the data plate timing and work my way up from there. It's good to know a general direction to go in though.

One thing: With just a fixed pitch prop to work with, it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-29-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,494
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks Michael, So for a ROP setup, a good...

Thanks Michael,

So for a ROP setup, a good starting point would be your settings of

Idle at 31 degrees. That is: Low MAP and low RPM

Cruise (ROP) 29 degrees. Meaning MAP between 16 and 24 inches...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-29-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,494
Posted By Lufthans
I'm installing EFI/electronic ignition on my...

I'm installing EFI/electronic ignition on my O-320. I'd be VERY interested to learn more about that complex curve.

Indeed, it will be easy to implement, but I've got no idea as to what to aim for...
Forum: RV-3 09-28-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By Lufthans
Short or long cowl cheeks?

My -3B was built with the sort of cut-off cowl cheek afterbodies that Vans had on the RV-1 and early RV3ís. So half the length of the typical ones and with a fairly decent size opening at the back of...
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-25-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,070
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks guys. Checkerboard aside, I take it the...

Thanks guys.

Checkerboard aside, I take it the bottom line is to prevent polishing the paint as much as possible, so taping off the paint prior to polishing, and hoping the cyclo doesn't pick up the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,626
Posted By Lufthans
Makes sense as well. I wanted to solve the...

Makes sense as well.

I wanted to solve the return line dilemma at the same time. Plus this allows me to have in-tank fuel pumps, totally eliminating vapour lock issues. And it made it a lot easier...
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-24-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,070
Posted By Lufthans
Where paint meets polish

New to the polishing game and trying to soak up all info I can get.

I've purchased a derelict RV3 that I am trying to get to a much higher level of nice than it has ever been in its life.

Part of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2020, 03:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,626
Posted By Lufthans
I'm rebuilding my RV3 and had two Elektromotive...

I'm rebuilding my RV3 and had two Elektromotive ECUs left over from a previous project. I've put both of them in the -3 now, however use one for the left tank (with left fuel pump, left return line,...
Forum: RV-4 09-02-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,689
Posted By Lufthans
I'm 6'4" as well. I've since sold my share in the...

I'm 6'4" as well. I've since sold my share in the -4, but my solution was to simply take the back cushion out. Surprisingly comfortable...
Forum: RV-3 09-02-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,394
Posted By Lufthans
RV4

I guess if you're really tall, when building the plane you could always opt for an RV4-style cutout in the bottom firewall to create more legroom...

Pic ripped from Matt's RV4 build thread:
...
Forum: RV-3 09-02-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,394
Posted By Lufthans
I'm 6'4" and 220 lbs. No issues fitting in mine....

I'm 6'4" and 220 lbs. No issues fitting in mine.

When going taller than that, legroom might become an issue, I'd think 6'6" max??. Without cushions, I would not even come close to looking over the...
Forum: RV-3 09-02-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,410
Posted By Lufthans
I'm in exactly the same boat as you are...

I'm in exactly the same boat as you are Chris,

Also need a new prop for my RV3 (150 hp O-320). Love the Catto, but like you I am also on the other side of the Big Pond and therefore a bit reluctant...
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 92,505
Posted By Lufthans
Yup, that's on my sheet 23 too. Mine are dated...

Yup, that's on my sheet 23 too. Mine are dated the same. Thing is, that my sheet 21 and 22 (of the same date) show only one row of rivets (and different rivet spacing in other areas). And my plane...
Forum: RV-4 08-25-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,036
Posted By Lufthans
I'm with Finn

Wise words: just because it CAN go fast, it doesn't mean you have to.

It lands as slow as a SuperCub. And as a taildragger, it's probably easier than the Cub too. It has no mean vices and is...
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 92,505
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks guys. So basically, my plane is not the...

Thanks guys.

So basically, my plane is not the result of a major F-up, but merely outdated. I can live with that.

So.... back it is to making all the systems work again, safely this time.

(And...
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-24-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,565
Posted By Lufthans
A Bowers Fly Baby (that's how I've met him) in...

A Bowers Fly Baby (that's how I've met him) in camouflage paint and a bright yellow Stitts Playmate, plus he does the occasional flying on that Pietenpol that you have there. He's got a T-hangar on I...
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By Lufthans
Confused

Russell,

Sheets 21 and 22 of my plans set seem to suggest a single rivet line and different rivet spacings than what's on sheet 23 (the one that you've posted).

I've moved my question to the Plans...
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 92,505
Posted By Lufthans
Fuselage rivet spacing and double rivet line at F-305?

Russell kindly pointed out that my bought aircraft only has one rivet line at the F-305 bulkhead, where it should have two. And that the rivets along the stiffeners on the rear fuse seemed to have...
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By Lufthans
No kidding

Yikes, good catch Russell!

I've got a set of plans here and it seems I'll need to use them to check on rivet lines and rivet spacing. Indeed, there is only one line of rivets on the F-305 bulkhead...
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-23-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,565
Posted By Lufthans
You've got a point there Rob. Thanks! And love...

You've got a point there Rob. Thanks!

And love the look of your plane...

By the way - where do you keep your plane? At Victoria International? You don't happen to know Drew Fidoe, do you? Friend of...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-23-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,522
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks guys. In my defense - the plane had just...

Thanks guys.

In my defense - the plane had just received an annual and was considered airworthy. It may have looked like ****, but the engine ran strongly. Instruments seemed to work just fine when...
Forum: RV-3 08-23-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By Lufthans
Pretty clear answers. Flat plates it will be....

Pretty clear answers. Flat plates it will be. Thanks guys!
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,565
Posted By Lufthans
Interesting stuff. I'm in Europe though. And I...

Interesting stuff.

I'm in Europe though. And I don't believe they have made it across the pond yet. Unfortunately.
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,565
Posted By Lufthans
Good idea. Thanks

Good idea. Thanks
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,565
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks Dave. Looks nice indeed! Or, to stay...

Thanks Dave. Looks nice indeed!

Or, to stay within the RV family: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8449793

Still.... It's also the tail fairings and canopy skirt that I am wondering about...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-22-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,522
Posted By Lufthans
Retrospect

SoÖ.. retrospect.

My buddies admire how I have kept my cool and kept flying the plane, figured out a way around all the curve balls that the thing threw at me, and landed the plane without any...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-22-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,522
Posted By Lufthans
The ferry flight that should never have been

Last winter I got a phone call from an acquaintance in Germany who told me that he was going to sell his RV3. I had seen pictures of the aircraft and knew that in the ten years since he had completed...
Forum: Polishing your RV 08-22-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,565
Posted By Lufthans
Chrome wrap on engine cowling?

Hi guys,

Resurrecting my new-to-me RV3 and will keep it unpainted/polished. Only... what to do with those fibreglass bits?

Has anyone tried vinyl wrapping the engine cowlings and/or wing tips and...
Forum: RV-3 08-22-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By Lufthans
Wing root fairings

Hi guys,

What's the word on wing root fairings on a -3?

I noticed the plans leave it up to the builder to choose for either go with the flat sheet wing root fairings with rubber strip that seems to...
Forum: RV-3 08-18-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By Lufthans
Better idea: here you...

Better idea: here you go!

http://lufthans.nl/photos/POH--PH-KLT1.1.pdf
Forum: RV-3 08-18-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By Lufthans
Dito for me - if you PM me your email address I...

Dito for me - if you PM me your email address I have one for you too
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,975
Posted By Lufthans
Power gains?

Hi guys,

On my RV-3B, I am converting my 150 hp (with 7.0:1 compression ratio) narrow-deck O-320 to EFI and electronic ignition.

I'll have a new fixed pitch prop, most likely a Catto on there....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,400
Posted By Lufthans
Hi Ross, How much do you charge for the...

Hi Ross,

How much do you charge for the covers?

I don't have a need for the coil mounting bracket and I was going to spend some time behind the lathe to make myself a pair of covers. These however...
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