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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By jim miller
Jim I have had similar exp with oil pressure a...

Jim
I have had similar exp with oil pressure a little low on my 0235 C-1. I would of course check the gauge and if still low add more washers or change the spring. Do you have the short tower or long...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,209
Posted By jim miller
I found the article. Interesting info. I wonder...

I found the article. Interesting info. I wonder how my 0235 C-1 with mechanical lifters fits into the equation. I definitely want to get my pressure
up to the max limit of 80-85. I was just told...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,209
Posted By jim miller
Kent I agree. We just got off on a tangent...

Kent
I agree. We just got off on a tangent debating the merits of setting oil pressure higher than Lycoming recommends. This can be done by cranking up the pressure setting on the adjustable type. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,209
Posted By jim miller
Rocket Bob You may be right. I certainly can't...

Rocket Bob
You may be right. I certainly can't dispute your logic. I was just relaying what a long time aircraft engine rebuilder told me. I definitely used a bad
example for the concept-water jet....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,209
Posted By jim miller
I wasn't trying to make a direct correlation to a...

I wasn't trying to make a direct correlation to a water jet cutting machine. I would have to wonder why Lycoming gives us a way to minutely adjust oil
pressure instead of just taking the max the oil...
Forum: RV-3 06-04-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
I now have 95 hours on my RV3 and 103 total TW...

I now have 95 hours on my RV3 and 103 total TW time. I make only wheel
landings and rarely touch down hard enough get any bounce. The only problem I see with this is using a lot of runway especially...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,397
Posted By jim miller
That's what I did when I was putting my RV3 back...

That's what I did when I was putting my RV3 back together after I bought it
less engine and disassembled. The alum just looked too thin after it had been
drilled and tapped. Like you said the 4130...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,209
Posted By jim miller
I have been told my a long time A&P that high oil...

I have been told my a long time A&P that high oil pressure is worse than being a little on the low side. This is due to excessive wear from the high
pressure oil on the bearing surfaces. Lycoming...
Forum: RV-3 03-19-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,273
Posted By jim miller
I would bolt something to the tailspring rod...

I would bolt something to the tailspring rod about 8 to 10 inches aft to where
it goes into fuselage to give a place to apply force from rivet gun or air hammer. Maybe some bar stock with three small...
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,760
Posted By jim miller
Good looking RV3. It must have been a lot of...

Good looking RV3. It must have been a lot of time, trouble and worry getting
it to Germany. I bought mine in Utah, 1900 miles from home. I made two
round trips to buy and trailer home. It is always...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By jim miller
JonJay My fairings are fiberglass, very smooth...

JonJay
My fairings are fiberglass, very smooth and appear to have been
made in place. I need to look closer at the gear/engine mount. Does the
gear leg unbolt from the mount to allow the one piece...
Forum: RV-3 01-23-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,210
Posted By jim miller
Randy certainly has a great site. Piper and...

Randy certainly has a great site. Piper and cessna have nothing on him.
Heinz-I did PM you and would appreciate a copy of your handbook. My older
3A is more similar to yours.

Thanks
Jim Miller
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,210
Posted By jim miller
Pilot Operating handbook

Could someone PM me who has a good go-by for a POH for the RV3. I have some numbers but not sure what I need to be complete and presentable.

Thanks
Jim Miller
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By jim miller
That's a good idea and it may come to that...

That's a good idea and it may come to that someday. The end exiting is
inside a black rubber tube that could be a conduit I need to look closer at
the other end to see if it has the rubber tube...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-21-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By jim miller
Kirt Thanks a lot for the offer. When I got my...

Kirt
Thanks a lot for the offer. When I got my RV3 the owner gave me all his
extensive collection of aircraft hardware and I found some in it. I have them
installed with the inserts and hopefully my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By jim miller
My immediate problem is not using the inserts. I...

My immediate problem is not using the inserts. I will try to find some locally.
Its also good to know about the other options. The teflon racing hose sounds
like a easy way to go if I can get it down...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By jim miller
Brake Lines

My RV3 has the plastic brake lines with the compression fittings. I have had
leak problems at the point where the line connects to the wheel cylinder. My
lines run thru some very nicely done...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,829
Posted By jim miller
Alf You may need your spacer ring in future and...

Alf
You may need your spacer ring in future and they are not cheap. A hardware
store should have something you can use that would look and work better. A coupling nut like used to connect pieces of...
Forum: RV-3 01-15-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
I now have 45 hours on the RV3. I feel very...

I now have 45 hours on the RV3. I feel very confortable flying it now. One of the
problems I had initially was approach speeds too high. I now try to keep
final around 70 for a wheel landing. I do...
Forum: RV-3 12-20-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,027
Posted By jim miller
My point was I have three sets of compression...

My point was I have three sets of compression tailwheel springs, two that came with the less engine RV3 I bought and a third SS springs i recently
purchased. All three have a different size chain. I...
Forum: RV-3 12-20-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,027
Posted By jim miller
Info on Tail Wheel Chain

I have done some research on tail wheel chain that may be of interest to
others and have located a good source to purchase by the foot.
The chain that came with my tailsprings I recently purchased...
Forum: RV-3 12-19-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By jim miller
Has anyone tried using 1/8" SS cable and...

Has anyone tried using 1/8" SS cable and turnbuckles on the tailwheel
spring hook-up? I am looking into doing this to decrease chance of one side
breaking and to make them adjustable. Also I noticed...
Forum: RV-3 12-18-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By jim miller
I found my problem to be springs slightly...

I found my problem to be springs slightly different length. I had three
sets that came with the airplane and they are not all same. I finally used
a new set I had for my Cub project. They are SS from...
Forum: RV-3 12-17-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,091
Posted By jim miller
New Tailwheel Spring Info

In putting on new compression tailwheel springs I have noticed a potential
problem. With the tailwheel off ground looking from rear forward the tail wheel and rudder don't line up when equal length...
Forum: RV-3 11-20-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By jim miller
Pit Is this a new airplane or did things change...

Pit
Is this a new airplane or did things change suddenly? If it was working fine
with more normal oil temps it could be a stuck vernitherm routing all the
oil thru cooler all the time. If this is the...
Forum: RV-3 11-19-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By jim miller
[QUOTE=highflight42x;716187]Mine ranges 180-205F,...

[QUOTE=highflight42x;716187]Mine ranges 180-205F, winter-summer. Lyc 0-320, 150hp. Cooler is mounted in the standard location, on the baffling behind cyl #4.

One thing to keep in mind with most of...
Forum: RV-3 11-12-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By jim miller
What range of oil temperatures do other RV's...

What range of oil temperatures do other RV's usually have?

JM
Forum: RV-3 11-12-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,136
Posted By jim miller
Oil Cooler/Oil Temps

When I installed my 0235 C-1 in the RV3 I put on a vans oil cooler on #4
rear baffle. My oil temps were low only getting to 175-180 with a plate
over rear of cooler. This was in Sept with warm but...
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,293
Posted By jim miller
You can find a 0235 C series engine core for...

You can find a 0235 C series engine core for 1500-3000. With a premo
overhaul including new Lycoming cylinders and Cam you will have less
than 15K maybe 12-13K and have for all practical purposes a...
Forum: RV-3 10-24-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
Eric That makes a lot of sense and thinking back...

Eric
That makes a lot of sense and thinking back is most likely the difference in
my landings. Knowing to adjust the flair point will allow me to better understand what is happening. I think I would...
Forum: RV-3 10-24-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
I now have 28 hours on my RV3 with six cross...

I now have 28 hours on my RV3 with six cross countries of 200 plus
miles each way. Overall my landings are fine but not consistant. I have
found that when doing "tail low wheel" landings some are...
Forum: Reviews 10-17-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,434
Posted By jim miller
Steve's customer service is second to none. He...

Steve's customer service is second to none. He made switch and breaker
name plates for my RV3 with excellent results.

Jim Miller
Forum: RV-3 10-13-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By jim miller
Mike I have 22 hours since I put engine on a...

Mike
I have 22 hours since I put engine on a engineless 200 hour airframe. My
concern is too low of oil temp not burning off water that condenses in engine.
During hot summer days which i haven't...
Forum: RV-3 10-13-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By jim miller
Oil Cooler for 0235 C-1

I have a RV3 with 0235 and the standard rear baffle mounted Vans oil cooler.
When I installed engine and oil cooler I just drilled a series of 1/2 inch holes
to let air into the oil cooler and keep...
Forum: RV-3 09-29-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
I now have 14 hours with two trips to Indiana of...

I now have 14 hours with two trips to Indiana of 275mi each way. Other than
a slight bounce every now and then I feel very good about my progress. I didn't have insurance until I got 10 hours and now...
Forum: RV-3 09-11-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
I have now switched to hard surface runway after...

I have now switched to hard surface runway after 22 grass landings. I am
doing fine on the pavement for landings and my takeoff's are now no problem. I have 28 total landings, have put the wheel...
Forum: RV-3 09-06-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
I finally got to fly again after all the bad...

I finally got to fly again after all the bad weather from hurricane. I lined up
on centerline and very slowly started applying power holding the stick neutral. With no control problems like before...
Forum: RV-3 09-02-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,248
Posted By jim miller
Joe Let us know what you find out from Vans. I...

Joe
Let us know what you find out from Vans. I looked at my spinner and it
is from a 84 or 85 kit and has the backplate flange to the rear. It also looks
to be very close to 90 degrees of bend and I...
Forum: RV-3 09-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
Been a little too gusty to fly but I plan to...

Been a little too gusty to fly but I plan to drastically change my take-off
technique. Carefully line up on centerline, apply power slowly as speed picks
up, holding stick neutral, or very slightly...
Forum: RV-3 08-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
My problem was keeping it straight. If the...

My problem was keeping it straight. If the tailwheel is left on ground
do I start to add some right rudder as power is applied or just wait until
plane starts to go left before adding right rudder. I...
Forum: RV-3 08-30-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
I have some pics and will try to post some later....

I have some pics and will try to post some later. I now have 3 hours and
21 landings. I have learned a lot with a lot to go, I didn't have my first bounce until about landing 14 or 15 and think I...
Forum: RV-3 08-29-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,530
Posted By jim miller
First Flight of My RV-3

I have made many posts here recently about my purchase of a less engine
formerly flying (200 hrs) RV3. With the excellent help from forum I flew it
for the first time yesterday and again today. So...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,471
Posted By jim miller
Mel Thanks for the reply. In your opinion what...

Mel
Thanks for the reply. In your opinion what would be the minium payload
Not counting full fuel would most DAR's be willing to sign off on. Say for
instance I ended up with only 320lbs wbich would...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,471
Posted By jim miller
A question for Mel and other DAR's

Sirs:
This is off topic to most RV's and has been addressed before but please
clarify something for me regarding gross weight of experimental
amateur built aircraft. I am building a exp cub and plan...
Forum: RV-3 08-15-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,932
Posted By jim miller
RV-3 Rigging limits

I did several searches and can't find the RV3 Elevator, Aileron and rudder
up/down, left/right deflection limits. I know I saw those on this site but
can't locate now. I also looked at builders...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 62,249
Posted By jim miller
That's a good question -I just use my jack to...

That's a good question -I just use my jack to barely get one main off the
ground to remove wheel for greasing bearings and later to work on brakes
and tires. Hopefully it won't be a problem.

Jim...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By jim miller
I ended up calling Lycoming and the rep said dash...

I ended up calling Lycoming and the rep said dash 6 has been used by
some airframe manufactures using 0235's but recommended dash 8 since
I am using a spring and plunger and not a vernitherm. This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,168
Posted By jim miller
Oil lines to cooler

I just made flex oil lines to cooler using 303 hose with 3/8" ID.
Is that the proper size for 0235? What size oil lines are most running
with 0320"s 1/2 or 3/8?

Thanks
Jim Miller
Forum: RV-3 08-02-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,370
Posted By jim miller
Steven The only reason I was considering going to...

Steven
The only reason I was considering going to a different tailwheel was for
operation off grass. The original tailwheel like mine and yours is very low
to ground and I have heard of problems of...
Forum: RV-3 07-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,370
Posted By jim miller
Vince I will give you a call. My tail wheel and...

Vince
I will give you a call. My tail wheel and spring doesn't look easy to
mod. The spring is bent 90 degrees at the wheel end and the short bent
part goes into the tailwheel bushing. To use a ACS...
Forum: RV-3 07-31-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,370
Posted By jim miller
ACS Single Fork tailwheel on RV-3

What is involved with replacing the original Van's RV3 tailwheel with a
single fork ACS tailwheel. I have heard that the ACS casting is strong
enough to ream out to larger hole for tailspring rod....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,106
Posted By jim miller
Old style RV-3 cross-over exhaust

My RV3 has the early crossover exhaust with the two front cylinders tied
together and the two rear together. A very bad idea according to Vetterman.
Anyone still using this set-up and if so how is it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,525
Posted By jim miller
Charlie Thanks. After reading your post I was...

Charlie
Thanks. After reading your post I was able to make out some markings on
the bottom of the pump to confirm mine is the same as yours.

Jim Miller
Forum: RV-3 07-26-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,888
Posted By jim miller
Paul Thanks. I am going to stick on the oil...

Paul
Thanks. I am going to stick on the oil screen for now but getting a filter
on will be a major priority later.

Thanks
Jim Miller
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,525
Posted By jim miller
Fuel Pump Inlet/outlet

I just installed my Lycoming fuel pump with cooling shroud and now not
sure which is the pressure outlet to carb. When looking from behind the
engine one port is on left, the small drain port in...
Forum: RV-3 07-25-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,888
Posted By jim miller
Paul Is your adapter the ECI? If possible could...

Paul
Is your adapter the ECI? If possible could you post a photo. I looked at the
ECI website and they have three spacers up to 2.5 inches. Is your RV3
a new 3B? I will re-look at the fit with...
Forum: RV-3 07-25-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,888
Posted By jim miller
Oil Filters on RV3's

I have discovered that my 45 degree ECI oil filter adapter I had on the
Piper Colt is not going to fit on the RV3. What will work? Is the straight
Lycoming filter adapter useable?

Thanks
Jim Miller
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 62,249
Posted By jim miller
I just used my recently constructed jack for the...

I just used my recently constructed jack for the first time to re-pack wheel
bearings. It worked great without any movement. I happened to have the
channel and square tubing as scrap but some 1/8"...
Forum: RV-3 07-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By jim miller
Mel Thanks for taking the time to answer all...

Mel
Thanks for taking the time to answer all these questions. I re-checked the
manual and it does say 215 but this was early and van could have decided to
lower. The difficulty i am having putting...
Forum: RV-3 07-22-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By jim miller
Mel On the fuel placards I am just going to...

Mel
On the fuel placards I am just going to temporary use a marking pen and
later send them to Steve at A.S. and have them engraved. Last nite I started
marking my airspeed indicator and not sure...
Forum: RV-3 07-21-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By jim miller
Mel Thanks I will just leave it off. I wanted to...

Mel
Thanks I will just leave it off. I wanted to use the smaller plate on the tail
so I can use the same holes as the old plate. As for the experimental my N
numbers are already in place so I will...
Forum: RV-3 07-21-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By jim miller
RV-3 Placards and Identification plates

My RV3 was repainted before I got it and I am putting on the N-numbers
and ID plates that came with the airframe. There are two metal plates around 2 by 3 inches. One has only Make. Model, Serial #,...
Forum: RV-3 07-21-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,493
Posted By jim miller
If it was me and the airplane had been flying...

If it was me and the airplane had been flying with these for sometime i
would just rebuild using the proper aircraft grade o-rings. You can simply
measure the old o-rings and order new ones that are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,107
Posted By jim miller
Andrew Excellant technique, I would have tried....

Andrew
Excellant technique, I would have tried. Will remember for future.

JM
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