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Forum: RV-3 10-01-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By RV3Kev
I agree with placing a screw on the fuel tank...

I agree with placing a screw on the fuel tank rib line it will make it look neat. Also it should avoid putting a screw inline with the main ribs.

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 10-01-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By RV3Kev
Thanks, much appreciated

Thanks, much appreciated
Forum: RV-3 10-01-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By RV3Kev
Fuel Tank #8 screw & Nut pales Layout

Hi,

I have some issues with layout out the nut plates for attaching the fuel tank to the main spar flanges.

a) On sketch 37 the spacing is 2-/2 " typ while on drawing 12, the plan view give the...
Forum: RV-3 09-04-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By RV3Kev
RV3 Rudder Fiberglass Mounting Strips

On the rudder, in order to mount the base fiberglass a strip of needs to be added to the bottom flange. Its not shown in the plans but it's often mentioned on build sites.

a) What thickness. I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,938
Posted By RV3Kev
try replacing the spark plug wire and spark plug...

try replacing the spark plug wire and spark plug to #1 cylinder. insulation could be breaking down giving the erratic operation.
Forum: RV-3 02-14-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By RV3Kev
Thanks, had not thought about the spring back.

Thanks, had not thought about the spring back.
Forum: RV-3 02-14-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By RV3Kev
RV 3 Rudder Stiffeners

The 5/8" stiffeners need to be trimmed at an angle to clear the rudder skin on the other side. The plans call for 2.5" but these are for 1/2 stiffeners. I have read on the plans clarification site...
Forum: RV-3 11-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By RV3Kev
Dear Russell Thanks for the reply. Looking at...

Dear Russell

Thanks for the reply. Looking at your picture, the angle is on the inside on the rib while the drawing indicates that it fits on the outside. The way you have it seems more logical.
Forum: RV-3 11-05-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,679
Posted By RV3Kev
Rib W-311 Connection to spar

Dear Guys

I have an issues with the angle bracket required to connect rib w-331 to the spar caps ( see attached photo, I hope). The distanced called from the top of the spar cap to the rivet holes...
Forum: RV-3 10-10-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,373
Posted By RV3Kev
Placed an order for Vans fuel level Senders....

Placed an order for Vans fuel level Senders. Cheapest option and some good feedback on reliability.

I always Dip my tanks before flying and don't rely on fuel level gauges.

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 10-02-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,373
Posted By RV3Kev
Fuel Level Sensor

Dear Guys

I'm now working on the left fuel tank and it's time to start considering the fuel senders to be used. I'm considering a number of options:

a) Vans Fuel Senders - Cheap but lowest accuracy...
Forum: Tools 06-25-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,916
Posted By RV3Kev
Check that the dies are not the Tank or...

Check that the dies are not the Tank or Substructure dyes that are made by Cleaveland. This are oversized and may create the problem that you are seing
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-23-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,651
Posted By RV3Kev
Is the glass fire that you laid down going to be...

Is the glass fire that you laid down going to be structural or are you making a mold?
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By RV3Kev
Dear Paul, I agree, right wing is better since...

Dear Paul,

I agree, right wing is better since the pitot is on the left. Where can I get the mounting bracket assuming a Garmin servo system. It might be difficult to bolt on a bracket if the...
Forum: RV-3 03-15-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By RV3Kev
Servo

At some point in the future, I may want to install an autopilot system. This would involve installing a servo into one of the wings ( Right or Left ?). Looking at some pictures of some other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,449
Posted By RV3Kev
Ignition Modules

I had experience when rough running was due to failing ignition modules. The high angle of attack could be triggering a fault on the ignition system. How many hours on the engine?
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-28-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,651
Posted By RV3Kev
Dear Paul Whats the strategy with the foam when...

Dear Paul

Whats the strategy with the foam when forming the canopy skirts? I would have assumed you have would have to have the canopy frame located on the fuselage to get the right shape
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-06-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,651
Posted By RV3Kev
Smile Good to see you getting back into it. I was...

Good to see you getting back into it. I was missing your regular updates.

:)
Forum: RV-3 10-12-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,767
Posted By RV3Kev
Dear Dave Thanks for the information. Are the...

Dear Dave

Thanks for the information. Are the rivets offset between the two rows.?

On my wing, the innermost flange is wider, and it stick out a little past the spar flange, so it could be trimmed...
Forum: RV-3 10-12-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,767
Posted By RV3Kev
RV3 Bottom Skins

Finally started on the bottom skins today. I found the problem with the inboard skins being too short. I was kind of expecting this based on reading a number of build sites.

Sketch 9 shows the...
Forum: RV-3 08-29-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By RV3Kev
Wing walk doubler

Dear Guys,

Does the leading edge of left wing walk doubler butt up against the trailing edge of the main spar flange with no overlap? The drawings clearly shows that it overlaps the rear spar.

Am I...
Forum: RV-3 08-14-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By RV3Kev
Best Method to Match Drill top Skin

Dear Guys

Finally ready to match drill the top skin onto the main spar/main ribs. I was thinking which is the best way to do this? Any suggestions?
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By RV3Kev
Done, spilt the additional width with 1/4" on...

Done, spilt the additional width with 1/4" on both ends.

Thanks Guys

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 07-17-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By RV3Kev
RV3 Top skins

http://9A0B5D8E-21C6-4F51-8889-BB4595F79D46Finally started on the top skins now that the wing skeleton is in the frame and
Aligned. I didn?t drill any holes in the spars as suggested in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-12-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,651
Posted By RV3Kev
Rivet + Adhesive ?

Dear Dave

Why the adhesive plus riveting? Using adhesive adds weight so I'm assuming that there is some net benefit.


Kevin
Forum: RV-3 03-30-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By RV3Kev
Good suggestion, I put a small diameter die on my...

Good suggestion, I put a small diameter die on my next order
Forum: RV-3 03-18-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By RV3Kev
Top Skin to Rear Spar rivets

Can any one suggest the correct edge distance from the rear edge of the rear spar for the 427AD3- top skin rivets.

From the plans it looks to be 1/4". Flange width is about 5/8". Can't get too...
Forum: RV-3 01-15-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By RV3Kev
Smile Vans Reply

Dear Guys

Got a reply from Eric at Vans who recommends installing a doubler plate and provided some details. So that how I will proceed.

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 01-12-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By RV3Kev
Yes, the ED for the overlap on the bottom rib...

Yes, the ED for the overlap on the bottom rib flange and the bottom spar flange is the issue. The outer ribs three ribs , it seems impossible with the way the bottom flange has been made.

The ED...
Forum: RV-3 01-12-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By RV3Kev
RV3 W-309 Vs W-339 Main Ribs Issue

Dear Guys

I have noticed that the three outermost main ribs (W-309) have a reduce overlap on the flanges between the bottom main rib and the rear spar when compared to the other main ribs (W-339)....
Forum: RV-3 11-07-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By RV3Kev
Out side main rib

As noted in several post, the outboard main rib at station 108.375 can?t be attached the way indicated in the instructions. The easiest way is to use counter sunk rivets on the doubler as suggested...
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By RV3Kev
Try this one to see the photo, had to get my 18...

Try this one to see the photo, had to get my 18 yr old son to help

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1911/45646907281_5272be0c9e_b.jpg
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By RV3Kev
Made a new doubler from the scrap rear spar. The...

Made a new doubler from the scrap rear spar.

The new one on the right is made according to the plans ie 3 1/8? the left one is as supplied.



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Forum: RV-3 10-30-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By RV3Kev
Smile A possible solution

It seems that Van?s use the same press to make both the rear spar and the doubler plate as the top bends are identical when placed side by side. (Technically they need to be slightly different with...
Forum: RV-3 10-30-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By RV3Kev
The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form...

The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form a 82 degree angle to match the slope of the top skin. The bottom flange is bent through only 85 degrees to form a 95 included angle. The details can...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By RV3Kev
The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form...

The top flange is bent though 98 degrees to form a 82 degree angle to match the slope of the top skin. The bottom flange is bent through only 85 degrees to form a 95 included angle. The details can...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By RV3Kev
Rear Spar Doubler Plate

Dear Guys

I'm working on the rear spar for a set of recent RV3B wings. The plans call for a doubler plate where the inboard aileron bracket is mounted.

The plans seems to be a little confusing...
Forum: RV-3 05-09-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By RV3Kev
Answered

I rang the supplier today and found the answer!

AMS-QQA-200/16 is an old specification that is now superseded as of 2007 and was applied to structural extruded shapes. The specification...
Forum: RV-3 05-08-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By RV3Kev
Thanks

I have a Mill cert for the material that indicates that conformation to AMS-QQA-200/8 and ASTM B308-02.

Thanks for the reply, Nice to know that I'm not working alone.

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 05-08-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By RV3Kev
Aluminium Angle Specification

I had to buy new long pieces of aluminium angle for the main longeron as the angle supplied in the very old kit was not long enough and I did not want to have a join.

The angel in the kit is...
Forum: RV-3 04-06-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By RV3Kev
RV3 Rudder Horn

I'm in the process of shaping the rudder horn of the RV3. The drawing call for a radius of 5/16" in each corner. A 1/4 " hole is then drilled at the centre of the radius at each of the corners. By...
Forum: RV-3 02-27-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By RV3Kev
Thanks

Dear Dave

Thanks for the reply. Looks like I will have to think on this a little more, plenty of other things to work on.

Kevin
Forum: RV-3 02-26-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By RV3Kev
Rudder skin dimension

I?m building up a new rudder skins and cut a piece of 16 thousandth according to given dimensions. But when l measure how long the skins should be according to the rib R-304 (by measuring from where...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By RV3Kev
Firewall Recess for

I?m starting work on my firewall soon and I would like to keep open the option of using a CS prop. To do this it?s necessary to add a RV7/9 type recess into the firewall.

Does any have any...
Forum: RV-3 11-23-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By RV3Kev
Smile Dear IronFlight I did ask Vans and they...

Dear IronFlight

I did ask Vans and they suggested that I make enquires on VansAirforce. I did find some very basic instructions, but nothing on the integrated wing fuel tanks, in the heap of papers...
Forum: RV-3 11-21-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By RV3Kev
Post RV3A Wing Instructions

Hi,

I have recently acquired an old RV3 project originally manufactured in 1978. I have all the documentation except for the instruction for building the wings. The only information that I do have...
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