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Forum: RV-3 10-01-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Rv3Dave
Very common on the 3 to have different dimensions...

Very common on the 3 to have different dimensions for the same thing on different drawings. What I did was locate the end fastener locations and divide up the space in between to get uniform...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,846
Posted By Rv3Dave
High CHT can also be a engine timing issue or...

High CHT can also be a engine timing issue or running too lean (intake leak). You might want to check these before reworking your baffle seals
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Rv3Dave
Same with my 3B, even in summer I close the oil...

Same with my 3B, even in summer I close the oil cooler shutter in cruise to get the oil temp up to 170. Takes forever to get the oil warm enough for takeoff in the winter. O-320 with oil cooler...
Forum: RV-3 07-10-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By Rv3Dave
My 3Bís empty weight is 776. FP Cato 3 blade...

My 3Bís empty weight is 776. FP Cato 3 blade prop, with paint, wheel pants, slider canopy, O320. I use 1150 as gross weight. Full fuel, me at 180 lbs. equals 1136 total.
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,294
Posted By Rv3Dave
Trim cable spoken for

Trim cable spoken for
Forum: RV-3 10-18-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,294
Posted By Rv3Dave
I have the standard rv3 trim cable that came with...

I have the standard rv3 trim cable that came with my 3B kit available if someone could use it. Never installed, about 137 inches long. Itís just collecting dust so if you could use it, PM me a...
Forum: RV-3 10-16-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,294
Posted By Rv3Dave
I installed electric trim in my 3B, but did not...

I installed electric trim in my 3B, but did not install the trim motor in the elevator. I installed the servo motor under the vertical stab and connected it to the trim tab with a short flex cable....
Forum: RV-3 08-31-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,409
Posted By Rv3Dave
Just one more data point, at 2500 rpm I get 158...

Just one more data point, at 2500 rpm I get 158 kts true air speed. Will also climb 1800 ft per minute near sea level here in Florida.
Forum: RV-3 08-31-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,409
Posted By Rv3Dave
My rv3 b has a Catto three blade 66x71 pitch....

My rv3 b has a Catto three blade 66x71 pitch. O320, 150 hp. Overall I am happy with it, great climb, however it will easily go over 2700 rpm wide open. Cattoís recommendation looks pretty good to me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,662
Posted By Rv3Dave
I had an early O320 dash nothing on my first...

I had an early O320 dash nothing on my first rv6a. My recollection is that it originally had a smaller intake tube size than the later o320ís. When I changed out the sump due to the original having...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,265
Posted By Rv3Dave
Iíve got to try this as well

Iíve got to try this as well
Forum: RV-3 06-24-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,037
Posted By Rv3Dave
Posting pictures on here is a pain, but if you PM...

Posting pictures on here is a pain, but if you PM me with your email I?ll send you a picture. Already have done this for another member
Forum: RV-3 06-01-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,037
Posted By Rv3Dave
Not mounted to the firewall, it?s mounted on the...

Not mounted to the firewall, it?s mounted on the engine mount tubing
Forum: RV-3 06-01-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,037
Posted By Rv3Dave
On my 3B I used an air wolf remote oil filter....

On my 3B I used an air wolf remote oil filter. Mounted on left side of engine mount. Makes oil changes a breeze.
Forum: RV-3 03-05-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,058
Posted By Rv3Dave
My 3b is 776. O320, 3 blade catto, full Dynon...

My 3b is 776. O320, 3 blade catto, full Dynon 10? suite, custom fabricated slider, rv8 style front baggage compartment.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-01-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,217
Posted By Rv3Dave
I?ve used a fine toothed hack saw blade to...

I?ve used a fine toothed hack saw blade to lightly saw this joint, using the edge of the aluminum as a guide. Just go slow and don?t saw too deep. Results in a uniform panel joint
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,795
Posted By Rv3Dave
Your looking at the wrong drawing for the rivet...

Your looking at the wrong drawing for the rivet that is leaking.
The one in the picture is probably an an3-3.5 I don?t think you will find a pop rivet that will work in this size and location. ...
Forum: RV-3 10-12-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,767
Posted By Rv3Dave
No, not offset

No, not offset
Forum: RV-3 10-12-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,767
Posted By Rv3Dave
On mine, the inboard rib flange was wider than it...

On mine, the inboard rib flange was wider than it had to be. I shifted the skin outboard close to 1/8 ? and trimmed the flange to match the skin. The rivet spacing I used on the overlap joint was 1?...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By Rv3Dave
As others have said, you will need to be airborne...

As others have said, you will need to be airborne to get radar to work.
To find all connected devices use the auto detect feature, go to setup, network setup, configure, and press the detect button...
Forum: RV-3 01-07-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,331
Posted By Rv3Dave
Been flying my new rv3b for a year, O.320 with...

Been flying my new rv3b for a year, O.320 with low compression pistons (150 hp). 776 lbs empty weight. Cato 3 blade prop. I get 160 kts at 2500 rpm will easily turn over redline. Have not extensively...
Forum: RV-3 10-30-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By Rv3Dave
I see no problem making doubler from your scrap...

I see no problem making doubler from your scrap spar. Build on!
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By Rv3Dave
You may have to adjust the flange angle on the...

You may have to adjust the flange angle on the doubler to get a better fit. Truth is, the rv 3 parts, even the 3B wing kit, do not always fit out of the box like the newer kits do. I suspect you will...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By Rv3Dave
The doubler plate flange is on the top so the 95...

The doubler plate flange is on the top so the 95 degree bend is correct to match the spar top flange. It nests behind the rear spar, flange up. I seem to remember that my 306 E and F doubler plates...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By Rv3Dave
My Rans S19 had identical nose gear design to the...

My Rans S19 had identical nose gear design to the vans and it used a 500x5 nose wheel. The front fork was machined from a solid piece of aluminum and was a work of art. Don?t know if it would fit the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By Rv3Dave
I?ve paid sales tax in Florida on three kits...

I?ve paid sales tax in Florida on three kits completed since moving here in2001. Always waited till all kits were purchased including finishing kit. Took receipts to the local department of revenue...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-04-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By Rv3Dave
Not using a spacer is not normal, either the cowl...

Not using a spacer is not normal, either the cowl is too short or the engine mount is non standard, assuming you are using a lycoming 4 cylinder engine.
If you can make it work without a spacer go...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-04-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By Rv3Dave
Originally there were two cowls offered, one for...

Originally there were two cowls offered, one for constant speed props and one for fixed pitch. At that time the fixed pitch cowl used a 4” extension. At some point Van’s switched to a 2 1/4 inch...
Forum: COMM 04-15-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By Rv3Dave
Had exactly the same problem. Dynon support...

Had exactly the same problem. Dynon support suggested adding extra chassis ground which I tried without any success. Next call to support I was informed that this is a known problem and a fix is in...
Forum: RV-3 04-06-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By Rv3Dave
Built mine by the plans, but don?t see an issue...

Built mine by the plans, but don?t see an issue if you want to slightly increase the edge distance
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,324
Posted By Rv3Dave
My 3 was built with straight ailerons, and rigged...

My 3 was built with straight ailerons, and rigged exactly according to the plans and I?m simply saying it does have heavy ailerons. BTW I have built several award winning RVs.

Many parts in the 3...
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,324
Posted By Rv3Dave
What I would appreciate is information from...

What I would appreciate is information from builders who actually had this problem and how they solved it. Opinions from people who have other models or did not have the problem are just that,...
Forum: RV-3 03-03-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,324
Posted By Rv3Dave
I have exactly the same issue with my new 3B. I...

I have exactly the same issue with my new 3B. I have built a 6a and a 8, both had significantly lighter stick forces. A search of the archives I found several posts on this problem. I seems the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 772
Posted By Rv3Dave
Dynon com settings?

I am trying to optimize my Dynon com radio in my very noisy rv 3 cockpit. If you have the Dynon com, What settings do you use for gain, squelch, and side tone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,712
Posted By Rv3Dave
Good to hear your commitment Mitch but I have to...

Good to hear your commitment Mitch but I have to point out that your public announcement says parts MAY be available not WILL be. Expressing a commitment to parts for these kits would have alleviated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,712
Posted By Rv3Dave
I think vans does not want any more 3?s or 4?s...

I think vans does not want any more 3?s or 4?s built and this is just their way of ending these kit sales without saying that they are being ended. Glad my 3 is just about ready to fly. I am sure it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Rv3Dave
My canopy frame has two 3/8? diameter Crome molly...

My canopy frame has two 3/8? diameter Crome molly tubes in the cockpit area, the upper one attaches the bottom of the plexi and the top of the skirt. This tube is 6 inches above the longeron. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Rv3Dave
My 3B is just about finished, however the canopy...

My 3B is just about finished, however the canopy is not on the plane at the moment so getting an accurate measurement is difficult. Best measurement I can get is 19 1/2 inches from longeron to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,945
Posted By Rv3Dave
I have researched this issue and spoken to the...

I have researched this issue and spoken to the Tempest tech rep. The UREM37BY Plug is about 1/2 inch shorter above the cylinder and it does provide more cowl clearance. HOWEVER it also extends...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-20-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,691
Posted By Rv3Dave
I would be concerned about how much material you...

I would be concerned about how much material you have removed in the side skins to make your access openings, especially since you removed it all the way to the top. On my project I made the access...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 33,113
Posted By Rv3Dave
Revision to SB 632

There is a revision to this SB that came out Aug 4. No big change but more detail about inspection procedures. I am waiting on info from rebuild shop on when my rod bearings were received from...
Forum: RV-3 07-11-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,338
Posted By Rv3Dave
Steve, I had the exact same problem. Oil tube...

Steve, I had the exact same problem. Oil tube that came with the O320 was too long. Called my engine shop and they exchanged it for a shorter tube and dip stick. The one I am using has PN 75735 on it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,330
Posted By Rv3Dave
Years ago, one summer day flight in my 8 I am...

Years ago, one summer day flight in my 8 I am getting sand blowing in my face. I think, that's strange, it is coming out of the vent and I am at high altitude, how can this be. Back on the ground I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,101
Posted By Rv3Dave
My results

I appreciate all the replys. I bought both the red stucco tape and the grey electrical bundling tape at Home Depot. Used both on my empennage fairing layup. Both worked much better than the brown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,101
Posted By Rv3Dave
Epoxy release tape?

I have always used brown packing tape on aluminum as a release surface for epoxy layups. It releases well but when I remove the tape the brown adhesive remains on the aluminum which is a big hassle...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-21-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,624
Posted By Rv3Dave
Flying like this especially over a National...

Flying like this especially over a National Monument is exactly why general aviation and RV's have a bad reputation. While the 2000 ft agl is only a recommendation in National Parks and Monuments it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,956
Posted By Rv3Dave
Have not used Vans conical vibration mounts, but...

Have not used Vans conical vibration mounts, but did use aircraft spruce conical mounts ($42) on my first rv6 and using them again on my current rv3 project. Rv6 was quite smooth with wood prop. At...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,153
Posted By Rv3Dave
I finally found the Honda Civic alternator on...

I finally found the Honda Civic alternator on line. I tried NAPA, ORiley, Advance, and AutoZone, none of which had or could get this alternator. Found the Ford LTD voltage Regulator without a...
Forum: RV-3 09-04-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,998
Posted By Rv3Dave
The skin under the seat has a compound curvature....

The skin under the seat has a compound curvature. You will have to cut so there is an overlap on the center rib. I also cut relief slots on the under skin along the center rib to allow the two skins...
Forum: RV-3 08-30-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
Posted By Rv3Dave
Well, at the risk of being flamed, I left it out,...

Well, at the risk of being flamed, I left it out, much better fit. Neither the 6 or the 8 I built had this piece, three layers in this location was way over kill in my opinion.
Forum: RV-3 08-21-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,425
Posted By Rv3Dave
Not at the hangar, but remember using a 6 foot...

Not at the hangar, but remember using a 6 foot piece of angle iron to hold the gear for drilling the gear legs. It was a bit longer than nessary
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-10-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 375,691
Posted By Rv3Dave
I also used a 1x1 angle to attach the HS. Worked...

I also used a 1x1 angle to attach the HS. Worked much better than the 3/4x3/4 in the plans. Also added a .032 shim under the angle in case I need to tweek the incidence later.
You will not know how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By Rv3Dave
Thanks for the welcome, I do not have one of the...

Thanks for the welcome, I do not have one of the required photo accounts to post pictures. I am on the finishing kit. A few items that might be of interest,
Sky view system including ADSB, O320 from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By Rv3Dave
Vans Gascolator

Anyone have the dimensions for Vans Gascolator. I am trying to see if it will fit on my 3's firewall without interference with engine mount. Also would like distance between mounting holes

Thanks
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