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Forum: RV-3 03-09-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
The front area of the seat pan has integral...

The front area of the seat pan has integral steps. On my plane I misinterpreted that detail and cut the seat pan so that the steps are separate pieces. (EDIT - the steps are supposed to be separate,...
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Here's the detail that Russell is referring...

Here's the detail that Russell is referring to:

https://i.imgur.com/Qlq5oHU.jpg

For the benefit of anyone following the thread and possibly having a different version of the plans. This was from my...
Forum: RV-3 08-24-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Here is how I did my plane there. The forward row...

Here is how I did my plane there. The forward row of rivets is for the skin to skin joint, just the skins, while the aft row is for both the skins to the bulkhead.

I used -3 rivets at 1" spacing, I...
Forum: RV-3 03-19-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Well, I am, and here's my VAF blog....

Well, I am, and here's my VAF blog. (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=85658) I'm going back out the the shop again in a few minutes. Wings mostly done, control surfaces done,...
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
I think this is probably a question for Van's....

I think this is probably a question for Van's. Without knowing more about the joint between the wing spar and the F-305 carry-through, it's hard to comment. But I can confirm that my RV-3B does use...
Forum: RV-3 02-18-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Exactly. They allow access but the precise...

Exactly. They allow access but the precise position isn't necessary for anything to function.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 02-17-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Lightbulb Aft Deck

The F-319 aft deck has two access and lightening holes and one clearance hole.

https://i.imgur.com/U7NRQqK.jpg

The clearance hole is the aft rectangular one, on the right of the part here on...
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Instrument Panel Dimensions

The drawing isn't accurate. Here's what I started with. Then I used some curves and faired it from there. Seems to be okay.

0 and 9.67 or 9.65

1 and 9.65

2 and 9.56

3 and 9.38
Forum: RV-3 04-24-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
A Firewall Detail and a Spar Bulkhead Fitting Issue

There are two areas in the assembly of the firewall and the spar bulkhead build-up where a builder might make an error like I did.

The first is on the bottom of the firewall. There's a 3/4 x 3/4 x...
Forum: RV-3 02-20-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
F-315 Seat Bulkhead Sequence

I figured I'd better add a few notes to the discussion on my VAF blog (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=85658) about riveting the F-315 seat rib to the F-303 spar bulkhead since...
Forum: RV-3 11-06-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Tailspring Mount Geometry to F-311 Bulkhead

I'm in the middle of attaching the tailspring mount to the aft two bulkheads. This is the geometry that I'm using at the F-311 bulkhead. The dimensions came from drawings 16, 26 and...
Forum: RV-3 07-17-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Longeron Clamps on SK-42

I made the vertical leg of my longeron clamps 1/2" per SK-42. Here's SK-42 so you can see this.

http://i66.tinypic.com/28qsxdt.jpg

On the F-305 seat bulkhead, it looks like a .090 shim will do the...
Forum: RV-3 03-02-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Inboard End of Spar

There are a couple things to do at the inboard ends of the main wing spars, in the blue box in the photo:

http://i68.tinypic.com/35jdyd5.jpg

Hint: It's a lot easier to do these before assembling...
Forum: RV-3 02-20-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Wing Inspection Holes - Inboard

Here's what I wish I'd done for the inspection holes on the bottom of the wings on my RV-3B. The plans shows the single inboard inspection hole, which I X'd out with a red X.

Instead, if we skip...
Forum: RV-3 09-09-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Examine Those Aileron Nose Ribs

Looks like Van's has a bad bunch of them. They arrive poorly formed and sometimes cracked at the middle of the forward flange. Here's an example:

http://i61.tinypic.com/2e1bmsw.jpg

The last aileron...
Forum: RV-3 05-17-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Aileron Assembly Sequence

Here are two tips, learned the hard way:

1. Drill, dimple and rivet the stiffeners to the skins BEFORE tightening the trailing edge bend. The layout provides dimensions which are okay for this.

2....
Forum: RV-3 04-05-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Aileron Ribs A304

These fit nicely into the A302 aileron spars and seem to have the correct taper. However, when this assembly (spar and the two end ribs, all clamped together) is inserted into the skin, once the...
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Tank Rib Reinforcement

Here's what the tank rib's leading edge reinforcement is supposed to look like:

http://i59.tinypic.com/w0rygx.jpg

But the ribs have a tooling hole that's right where the straight edge of the...
Forum: RV-3 01-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Pitot Line Routing

When planning the routing for the pitot tube or other lines or wires, make sure that they don't interfere with access to the tank bolts that attach to the Z-fittings. I just saw an aircraft where it...
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Leading Edge Rib Spacing Tool

In the photos in the previous posting, you can see a threaded rod poking out through the forward tooling hole in that rib.

In this rib, the tooling hole distance from the spar flange is a bit less...
Forum: RV-3 08-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Leading Edge Top Or Bottom?

When I took the leading edge skins home, it wasn't clear that these things had a top or bottom. But they do. SK-33 hints at it by showing the rivet patterns differing. Here's another way to tell. The...
Forum: RV-3 07-31-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Wing Inspection Part Dimensions

Refer to Dwg 5, and look at the W-335A and W-336A doublers. See how the attachment rivets are fairly close to the inside edge of the skin? And the K1100-08 plate nuts are close to the inside edge of...
Forum: RV-3 07-23-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Wing's Inspection Hole Parts

I drilled my wing's bottom main skins to the spar and ribs. The plan was that the inspection hole covers and doublers would be done afterwards. Wrong! The W-322PP covers, some of the very few...
Forum: RV-3 05-16-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Rivets Between Rear Spar & Ribs

It wasn't clear to me how many rivets two of the inboard ribs needed at the rear spar, so I asked the Mothership. They sent me this picture. The red dots are the additional...
Forum: RV-3 03-25-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Wing Rib Lightening Holes - Cut 'Em Out

On my wings, many of the holes in the main ribs are not punched out. Got to wondering how the aileron pushrod would ever get through all that aluminum, and checked some photos of other airplanes....
Forum: RV-3 12-21-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
On the Elevator Horns

I should have re-read "27 Years of the RVator." This is discussed on page 67, from 1995. Not exactly a new discovery.

From now on, a New Year's Resolution for 2013 -- don't do anything without...
Forum: RV-3 11-11-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Okay, thanks - I'll build it with the supplied...

Okay, thanks - I'll build it with the supplied bellcrank. It'll be easy enough to replace if I want to once it's flying.

Dave
Forum: RV-3 11-09-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Elevator Horn Issues

Van's sent me the elevator horn for the RV-4, which is somewhat larger than the one for the RV-3B. They said they would not build the RV-3B one. This has been previously reported. Here's how I dealt...
Forum: RV-3 10-23-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Rudder Stiffener Taper

The stiffeners for the rudder, according to the plans, need to be tapered for a length of 2.5 inches. But, as someone already pointed out, that's for the 1/2" stiffener that the plans describe. The...
Forum: RV-3 09-21-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Vertical Stabilizer Spar Dimensions

I put this together to help me locate things. Be careful - the right side is mostly to scale vertically (not horizontally) but the left side isn't.

Dave

http://i48.tinypic.com/xoh285.jpg
Forum: RV-3 07-26-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Stand-Off Brackets For Hinges on Jig

The manual, in Figure 6-1, says to make these 1.5" from base to centerline of the pin. This doesn't give enough room for dimpling tools to get in for the rear spar - at least not mine.

I can't see...
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Horizontal Stabilizer Skin Trim Line Dimension

Looking at drawing 15, the rear edge of the HS-301 skin overhangs the rear spar. The dimension is shown as 1" from the rear spar web in the top left-hand corner of the drawing, but on the top...
Forum: RV-3 06-09-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
How Out Of Date Are The Preview Plans?

Now that I have all the plans, I checked the revision level and drawing dates against my preview plans. The preview plans are dated 9-15-2010 and the full-size plans are current.

These preview plans...
Forum: RV-3 06-02-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,916
Posted By David Paule
Inventory List Update

When I inventoried the RV-3B empennage, standard-build wing and tail kits which I received May 10, 2012, there were a few things which were not clear. I called Van's and got some information.

1. The...
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