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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By RussellT
Yes, carb heat, replacing the Van's supplied.

Yes, carb heat, replacing the Van's supplied.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By RussellT
These are a little heavier than the Van's...

These are a little heavier than the Van's offerings (which I did initially fit). I didn't weight them, but none of those end caps with the tiny threaded rod and nuts. They do attach with two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By RussellT
Adding my appreciation for Dave Edwards also, I...

Adding my appreciation for Dave Edwards also, I ordered a custom muff through Aircraft Spruce and Dave contacted me directly via email to confirm my requirements. Over the course of several emails...
Forum: RV-3 10-01-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By RussellT
G'day Kev, I agree with Steve, lots of small...

G'day Kev, I agree with Steve, lots of small variations with RV 3 builds. With mine I placed a screw on the rib line then equally spaced between, measures approx 1 7/16" apart and 30 screws along the...
Forum: RV-3 08-06-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By RussellT
Yes you will have to trim for length and obtain a...

Yes you will have to trim for length and obtain a shorter oil tube. Be prepared to hack, trim and fill the cowl to make it fit. At least that was my experience with the pink cowl.
Russell
Forum: RV-3 07-19-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By RussellT
The B&C angle filter adapter with a 1.4" spacer...

The B&C angle filter adapter with a 1.4" spacer gives adequate firewall clearance but the standard filter did not clear the engine mount tube by about 1/8". I followed the info from Randy Lervold's...
Forum: Tools 07-10-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,149
Posted By RussellT
C frame, Cleveland dies and a steel hammer make...

C frame, Cleveland dies and a steel hammer make the best dimples. Get the Cleaveland version to simplify your order.

Russell
Forum: Painting your RV 06-16-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By RussellT
I say go for it, I used a single stage Urethane...

I say go for it, I used a single stage Urethane paint (Nason) and am happy enough with the end result. It's not show winning quality and probably looks like a first time painters job, but also being...
Forum: RV-3 03-26-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By RussellT
I put a tape measure over mine and came up with...

I put a tape measure over mine and came up with 36" wide across the cowl (mid engine). Length at 34 1/4" to the front face (Lyc 0320 dynafocal & 4" prop spacer). Firewall width at 25"

Russell
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-22-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,696
Posted By RussellT
Steps

Good move on making the steps with 025, I have found that when entering and exiting the cockpit I am stepping onto the seat and not the "steps". Mine (as I built them) are quite heavy and I...
Forum: RV-3 03-09-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 92,464
Posted By RussellT
Dave, I think the steps are separate, my...

Dave, I think the steps are separate, my interpretation of the plans is that the seat pan is 025 2024-T3 and fixed with LP 4-3 pulled rivets and the steps are 062 6061-T3 with 3/4x3/4x1/8 angle...
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,557
Posted By RussellT
As Dave has said the pitch kit for the 4 & 8...

As Dave has said the pitch kit for the 4 & 8 works well and is straight forward to fit. I used the roll servo kit for the 7,8 & 9 and apart from a length adjustment to a support bracket it works...
Forum: RV-4 02-03-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,237
Posted By RussellT
Easy enough with a single inspection hole, I have...

Easy enough with a single inspection hole, I have just done final fitting of the elevator push rod on my RV 3. It is certainly tight and patience is required, I used a small wooden wedge to slightly...
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By RussellT
I haven't decided on a battery as yet but I have...

I haven't decided on a battery as yet but I have been using a cheap AGM lead battery for wiring setup etc. Like Dave mentioned I would be using the ETX 900 vented battery for in cabin use. Same size...
Forum: RV-3 01-09-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By RussellT
I have put a Plane Power pad mounted alternator...

I have put a Plane Power pad mounted alternator on my 3B, I can tell you that it clears the firewall by 7/16" and needed modification to the rear mounted field wire connector for clearance. The...
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,962
Posted By RussellT
As Paul said the fuselage is built around and...

As Paul said the fuselage is built around and away from the center section, which (with the 3B) is matched to the wing spar and splice plates. To fit new bulk heads would mean pretty much jigging and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,633
Posted By RussellT
[QUOTE=Scott Chastain;1489448]Yes, because...

[QUOTE=Scott Chastain;1489448]Yes, because inquiring minds want to know. The ETX680 contains 8 cells, controlled by the BMS motherboard as depicted. My battery was manufactured on 9 April...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-16-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,414
Posted By RussellT
Paint it Dave, same color as the panel all in one...

Paint it Dave, same color as the panel all in one go.:)

And I guess you have already done this but I would climb in and out few times with the switch panel in place, and the seat too if possible to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,163
Posted By RussellT
Jereme, Best you pull it off and have a look....

Jereme, Best you pull it off and have a look. It's pretty easy to do and for peace of mind... and dollars...
Russell
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,427
Posted By RussellT
Watched him do this at the Avalon Airshow...

Watched him do this at the Avalon Airshow (https://www.airshow.com.au/airshow2021/index.asp) in Australia sometime back in the 90's, I watched in awe and with some trepidation, I was convinced that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-29-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,696
Posted By RussellT
Looks good Dave, time consuming but ultimately...

Looks good Dave, time consuming but ultimately satisfying.

Regards, Russell
Forum: RV-3 11-05-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By RussellT
Yes Kev I did put it on the inside and I couldn't...

Yes Kev I did put it on the inside and I couldn't tell you if I did that deliberately at the time (for best fit) or if I didn't maintain my usual strict adherence to the plans by way of an...
Forum: RV-3 11-05-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By RussellT
Trying to recall if I had similar queries when...

Trying to recall if I had similar queries when building my wings, it was so long ago... I don't think so and looking at the best pic I have (unfortunately blurry) it appears that all fitted together...
Forum: RV-3 09-24-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,740
Posted By RussellT
Nice writing Mark, I feel your loss, 20 years ago...

Nice writing Mark, I feel your loss, 20 years ago I lost a genuine L31 SLR 5000 Torana to an all consuming fire. An irreplaceable car that I never intended to part with, ever...

Now to the RV part,...
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2020, 02:38 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 92,464
Posted By RussellT
Hans, this is interesting and I went back to look...

Hans, this is interesting and I went back to look at mine in more detail. I have the preview only build manual drawings, the full size construction plans as well the USB version, all showing...
Forum: RV-3 08-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826
Posted By RussellT
Hans, (as a side observation) from your pic there...

Hans, (as a side observation) from your pic there appears to be just one row of rivets down the skin overlap at the F 305 bulkhead (at the seat back area) when the plans show an overlap rivet line...
Forum: RV-3 07-24-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,667
Posted By RussellT
The 3B drawings show the pitot tube as 1/4...

The 3B drawings show the pitot tube as 1/4 aluminum tube through snap bushings. I am not sure if you have the plans so I will attempt to attach copies as pdf.

As others have said yours may have been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,037
Posted By RussellT
The 3 panel is small but it is possible to fit in...

The 3 panel is small but it is possible to fit in quite a lot of unnecessary stuff, here my example of just that with a 10" screen. Probably regret it when it comes to weigh in time but I do like to...
Forum: Tools 06-27-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,916
Posted By RussellT
Plus 1 to this, use a steel hammer and your...

Plus 1 to this, use a steel hammer and your Cleaveland dies, yes it's noisy and slower but... best in show dimples!
Russell
Forum: RV-3 06-01-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,038
Posted By RussellT
I followed this...

I followed this (http://www.romeolima.com/rv3/rv3works/fwf/firewallforward.html) info from Randy Lervold's RV 3 works (http://www.romeolima.com/rv3/rv3works/fwf/firewallforward.html) however in my...
Forum: RV-4 05-29-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By RussellT
Good point, this is most likely the main reason....

Good point, this is most likely the main reason. My prop was previously fitted to an RV 4 and had/has the 4 inch spacer.

Russell
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By RussellT
Maybe check that your back plate is perfectly...

Maybe check that your back plate is perfectly flat to begin with, from your pic it looks like you don't have bolts in all the holes to ensure it is mounted flat and firm. I made that mistake with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-07-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,809
Posted By RussellT
Paul, Western Airmotive in Jandakot have 2024T3...

Paul, Western Airmotive in Jandakot have 2024T3 Alclad if you decide to, or need to replace the skin. https://westernair.com.au/product-category/spare-parts/2024t3-alclad-aluminum/
Good luck with...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,356
Posted By RussellT
I used a laser on a camera tripod, set it up...

I used a laser on a camera tripod, set it up square to the screw hole then put the fairing in place and drill the cross with a small bit. Use a needle file to enlarge the hole if you are a smidgen...
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By RussellT
Definitely do the bracket at least and it would...

Definitely do the bracket at least and it would be best to have a servo as well to fit it all up so when the time for AP comes you can just bolt it in. I used an RV7/8/10 Roll Servo Kit from Dynon...
Forum: Reviews 01-28-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,908
Posted By RussellT
Adding my appreciation for Tom Swearingen at TS...

Adding my appreciation for Tom Swearingen at TS Flightlines, Tom has supplied my firewall forward fuel and pressure sensor hoses and the quality and service is outstanding. With the Aussie Dollar at...
Forum: RV-4 12-29-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,328
Posted By RussellT
This pic shows the amount of leading edge pre...

This pic shows the amount of leading edge pre bend from the factory with my RV 3B wing kit. It played quite nicely without undue force. If (as you say) you are starting with flat stock then a...
Forum: RV-3 12-14-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,467
Posted By RussellT
I fitted a B&C filter adapter with the 1.4"...

I fitted a B&C filter adapter with the 1.4" spacer (as per Randy Lervold's RV 3B build info) and found that the supplied Champion CH 48108-1 filter wouldn't clear the diagonal cross tube on the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-02-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,696
Posted By RussellT
Good to hear you are getting closer to being back...

Good to hear you are getting closer to being back building Dave, life events sure do get in the way of progress sometimes. Sometimes I went for many months over a period of years without any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,152
Posted By RussellT
As to why the hangers break, having just...

As to why the hangers break, having just installed a new 4 pipe Vetterman exhaust I note the accompanying hand drawn installation instruction shows the hangers attached to the engine mount tubes with...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-17-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,696
Posted By RussellT
Nice work Dave it is looking good. I think the...

Nice work Dave it is looking good. I think the foot steps are designed to be removable and not part of the seat pan, Illustration A-A (dwg #24) I think shows them fixed with screws. Anyway I did mine...
Forum: RV-3 08-29-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By RussellT
It's been that long since I built my wings so...

It's been that long since I built my wings so went and looked at left wing, the wing walk doubler is butted up to, and not overlapping the main spar. It is overlapping the rear spar so it looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By RussellT
Hi Sean, I have just been through the process of...

Hi Sean,
I have just been through the process of fitting the Pink Cowl to my RV 3 and I had the same differences that I think you are describing, essentially with mine one side of the cowl appeared...
Forum: RV-3 08-16-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By RussellT
From memory when I did mine I predrilled only the...

From memory when I did mine I predrilled only the main spar holes in the skin then made doubly sure everything was in place and square etc, then I drilled all the spar starting in the centre and...
Forum: RV-3 07-17-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By RussellT
Agreed, definitely keep the extra length and I...

Agreed, definitely keep the extra length and I would add at least an 1/8 and maybe a 1/4 to the outboard overhang. The drawings show 1/2 inch on which you need to drill and dimple or place hinge for...
Forum: RV-3 07-14-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By RussellT
I did the same searching for air vent info and...

I did the same searching for air vent info and came to the same conclusions, I purchased the RV 10 vents but decided I didn't like the trap door type operation (no doubt they work well though) so I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,872
Posted By RussellT
Thanks Mahlon, Your explanation helps enormously...

Thanks Mahlon, Your explanation helps enormously and I understand it now. I have more wonderings about the Vernatherm but that would be for another thread. Thanks again.

Mark, please let us know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,872
Posted By RussellT
Firstly Mark, best wishes for a good outcome on...

Firstly Mark, best wishes for a good outcome on whatever you find inside your engine. I am following this thread with interest and I do have a query for Mahlon if he is still watching.



I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,673
Posted By RussellT
Retract 8

Here you go Capt.... This from 2008 RViator.
Apologies to Pierre for thread drift.

http://oi66.tinypic.com/f9l26u.jpg
Forum: RV-3 03-23-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By RussellT
I doubt that Van's will have anything off the...

I doubt that Van's will have anything off the shelf to fit the RV 3. Some builders have added a 5th point mount to the F 304 bulkhead (which forms part of the control mixer support structure), this...
Forum: RV-3 03-19-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By RussellT
If you haven't already done so grinding down the...

If you haven't already done so grinding down the squeezer yoke and using the Small Diameter Dimple Die from Cleveland Tools makes it easier to dimple without compromising edge distance or marking the...
Forum: RV-3 03-19-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By RussellT
I just copied the full scale drawing #17 layout,...

I just copied the full scale drawing #17 layout, made a cardboard template which looked OK then cut the panel to that. Essentially the same as the plan drawing. I think it is OK. I did need to trim a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,144
Posted By RussellT
Yes, a really useful tool to have. I have used a...

Yes, a really useful tool to have. I have used a laser extensively throughout my entire build, from initial wing and fuselage jig set ups to blind drilling of skins, gear leg alignment and drilling,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,705
Posted By RussellT
2 lever from Van's

I pulled mine apart to measure it...
From pivot to clevis hole is 3" giving cable travel of 2.25".
Pivot to handle is 7" and 4.5" respectively.
The slots are 4" long.
Hope that helps you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,705
Posted By RussellT
Dave, have you seen this one? ...

Dave, have you seen this one?
https://youtu.be/8uec0ZhsRfc
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,735
Posted By RussellT
I am interested in this one as well having just...

I am interested in this one as well having just wired my starter switch, exactly the same set up as Jeff in the above post except I used the strobe circuit to enable the start button.
Forum: RV-3 12-05-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 190,799
Posted By RussellT
Very Nice Andre, be good to see it the flesh...

Very Nice Andre, be good to see it the flesh sometime. Certainly changes the styling.
Forum: RV-3 11-07-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By RussellT
I can't see your pics but with mine I did as the...

I can't see your pics but with mine I did as the normal pattern, and as mentioned used AN 426's for the rib. The five AN 470's that secure the angle on the spar/doubler are set inboard of the rib...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By RussellT
I don't recall any issues when I did mine (it was...

I don't recall any issues when I did mine (it was a long time ago though). Whenever I see "Typ" noted on any of the drawings I take that to mean your actual measurements/placements may vary? I did...
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By RussellT
I skinned my cat similar to Jon except I did the...

I skinned my cat similar to Jon except I did the leading edges before tanks but the same way using the straps. You do need the long threaded rod to keep the ribs square and in place, you will be...
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 190,799
Posted By RussellT
Very nice Rod, good to see new pics of 3's.

Very nice Rod, good to see new pics of 3's.
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,494
Posted By RussellT
Hey Ryan you will always be a member of the...

Hey Ryan you will always be a member of the builders club, your 4 will have those subtle little variations that all the 3's, 4's and early 6's have. It will show how you as the builder have...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-17-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 27,243
Posted By RussellT
Received my CPI ignition system including a...

Received my CPI ignition system including a flywheel (genuine work of art) along with the induction tube O ring flange kit from Ross today. Very impressed with the quality of parts and the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-06-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,696
Posted By RussellT
Good stuff Dave, a milestone to enjoy. Russell

Good stuff Dave, a milestone to enjoy.
Russell
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