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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Richard RG
Tail wheel training

Hello Dave,
I was in the same boat as you, newly purchased RV3B with zero tail wheel time. It took me 5 months before I could track down someone with the right plane and willing to...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 06-21-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By Richard RG
Great idea

Should make for an exciting runup.
Forum: Reviews 04-09-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By Richard RG
Three thumbs up, Flyboys, Flyleds & Duckworks

Having just recently finished installing the Flyleds Combo Lights in the leading edges of my RV3b, would like to pass along that all three venders have been a real pleasure to deal with.
In...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,870
Posted By Richard RG
Though I know close to zero about the 100 hp...

Though I know close to zero about the 100 hp Rotax engine, did learn a little about it when I very nearly purchased a very nice Europa mono wheel with the Rotax up front. The deal breaker for me was...
Forum: RV-3 03-28-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By Richard RG
RV3 VNE

The builder of my RV3b has indicated that 207 mph, 180 knots is the VNE. Though I haven't done any aerobatics yet, have discovered that it is very easy to hit VNE during some inspired maneuvering,...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,219
Posted By Richard RG
Agree with what Jeff wrote. Spray the small...

Agree with what Jeff wrote. Spray the small details first. For example a full length stripe being 3/8" wide with a contrasting 3/16" border stripe would be done as follows.
On your primed and prepped...
Forum: RV-3 02-10-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Richard RG
Thanks David for the heads up regarding the...

Thanks David for the heads up regarding the Duckworks landing light install kit. I'll give them a call to see if there have been any changes to their kit since 2014. Its maybe better to do as you did...
Forum: RV-3 02-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Richard RG
Install flyled combo light RV3B

I'd like to install the Flyled combo lights in the leading edges of my RV3b using the Duckworks 4" par 36 install kit.
Does anyone have experience with this install? My understanding is the RV3...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,773
Posted By Richard RG
Recently installed AV-30 in a RV3B and not so...

Recently installed AV-30 in a RV3B and not so difficult. The OAT probe was installed in the centre of an access panel about 2' out from the wing root, the OAT signal wire was secured and protected...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Richard RG
Fuel return line

I've attached links to a couple of photos of the fuel return line. Not the best photos. The return line is the lower fuel line without fire sleeve and can be seen returning the firewall bulkhead...
Forum: Polishing your RV 01-30-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,021
Posted By Richard RG
Painted vs polished

My RV3 is painted and glad it is. My neighbour has a mostly polished RV7a, the fiberglass parts are painted.
I've watched my neighbours spend 4 full days polishing their plane using a very deluxe two...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-30-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By Richard RG
I've recently mounted an OAT probe and connected...

I've recently mounted an OAT probe and connected to a newly installed Uavionix AV-30. The OAT probe gives accurate information and was installed into the centre of the first under wing inspection...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,931
Posted By Richard RG
UPS rip off

I needed a high frequency speed controller for a CNC router and found a quality unit sold out of the US and bonus being free shipping. The $430.00 unit arrived
in a reasonably short period of time...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,355
Posted By Richard RG
I've had a few nervous Nelly's fly with me and...

I've had a few nervous Nelly's fly with me and determined after having a third person throw up in the plane, needed to revise my methods to manage passenger comfort and their feelings of well...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Richard RG
I'm still waiting for the replacement fuel valve....

I'm still waiting for the replacement fuel valve. Once it arrives, I'll remove the cowling and look much closer again at the fuel system. If I can figure out how to, will post some photos. Cheers
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Richard RG
Hello Rob, The builders name was...

Hello Rob,
The builders name was Hal and yes, he was an MD-RA an AME and I think had a few other credentials as well... very interesting and nice man.
I'm thinking he installed the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-21-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Richard RG
Thanks for the feed back Paul. Once I open up the...

Thanks for the feed back Paul. Once I open up the fuel system and see what is or is not installed, will then have a better idea how best to proceed. There is a Rotax dealer in my home Province, so...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By Richard RG
Excellent idea! I'll wait till she's at work......

Excellent idea! I'll wait till she's at work... she's still getting over the small stain on the quartz top on the kitchen island. Musta dripped a little acetone from another project. Thanks for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Richard RG
Fuel return line

Ir172,
Thank you for your reply and suggestion, re drilling out an orifice to 0.040 into JB weld applied to the interior of a prepared AN fitting of the fuel recirculation line. Though I've...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Richard RG
Thank you for welcoming me to the forum, reading...

Thank you for welcoming me to the forum, reading through my intro bordering on being a short novel and the feed back regarding my discovery of the fuel recirculation line.
As suggested by Pierre, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Richard RG
New to the forum, long intro, fuel system question

Greetings all,
Little did I know the resources available to a new RV owner. Amazing! I've searched high and low in the various forums and not able to find a definitive answer to my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,871
Posted By Richard RG
Cracked fiberglass

Having made repairs to cracked fiberglass on both boats and cowlings, with good long term success, suggest the following method.
Sand back from the crack approximately an 1 - 1.5" with an...
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