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Forum: RV-3 06-30-2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,849
Posted By Lufthans
Very useful info Paul, thanks. Just added to...

Very useful info Paul, thanks.

Just added to the todo list for the resurrection project of mine....
Forum: RV-3 06-03-2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,319
Posted By Lufthans
I've seen aerobatic aircraft (Extra? Su-29?) that...

I've seen aerobatic aircraft (Extra? Su-29?) that had some sort of T-shaped extrusions riveted to the trailing edges of the control surfaces. (The T canted over 90 degrees). I was told that this was...
Forum: RV-3 05-11-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,941
Posted By Lufthans
When I was still co-owner of an RV-4, we've...

When I was still co-owner of an RV-4, we've discussed the open cockpit option. We figured that an attractive way would be to build a side-hinged canopy that would have the windscreen, would close off...
Forum: RV-3 02-01-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Lufthans
If you contact your FSDO and explain your peril,...

If you contact your FSDO and explain your peril, don't you think they would go along with the thing being a newly-built aircraft. You might not get a repairman certificate, but it is not quite in...
Forum: RV-3 01-24-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Lufthans
Try www.wetransfer.com (https://wetransfer.com)...

Try www.wetransfer.com (https://wetransfer.com) for larger files. Works well and is free.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By Lufthans
Or at least drive the thing from Utah to...

Or at least drive the thing from Utah to California myself for that matter... ;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By Lufthans
Thanks Joop. I'm using the company that we've...

Thanks Joop.

I'm using the company that we've been shipping cars with to get it from California to my doorstep. Price is around Ä600 for that, which is pretty good if you ask me. I'll check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By Lufthans
That's a lot better! Where did you get that...

That's a lot better! Where did you get that quote? Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By Lufthans
Not being from the US, I don't know any freight...

Not being from the US, I don't know any freight companies. I'll try Old Dominion. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By Lufthans
Need advise on shipping

Hi guys,

I've bought a nice MT propeller for my RV3.

It is in Spanish Fork, UT, and needs to be shipped to either Paramount, CA, or Richmond, CA, where my shipper will stuff it in a container to...
Forum: RV-3 11-08-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
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, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,853
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
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, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
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, 01:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,841
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, 03:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,614
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, 12:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,674
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, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
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, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,060
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, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,778
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, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,360
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, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,696
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
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, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,431
Posted By Lufthans
:D Now back to RVís ;)

:D

Now back to RVís ;)
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,431
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, 04:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,431
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, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,431
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,405
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,824
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, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
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, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
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, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,924
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, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
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, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,654
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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,081
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, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,134
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, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,134
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, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,134
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,990
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,964
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, 12:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,125
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, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,964
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, 02:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 22,125
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,321
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, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,824
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, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,824
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, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,081
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, 04:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 101,521
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,928
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, 03:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 101,521
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,203
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, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
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, 01:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 101,521
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, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
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, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,203
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,701
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
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, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,203
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.
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