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Forum: RV-3 10-01-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By steve lenne
Nut plate spacing on rv3 tanks

There would not be two rv3 that are identical. Throughout the build spacing of rivets , nutplates and other dimensions can vary. This is part of the fun building a rv3. You build an rv3 ; you...
Forum: RV-3 10-17-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,294
Posted By steve lenne
Rv3B trim

I built my 3B with a manual trim and glad I did. It is very easy to change trim quickly in flight. I take off with full forward trim to get the tail up then full back trim when the numbers are good ....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,074
Posted By steve lenne
Radio noise

I had radio static in my Microair radio in the lower frequency range ; after placing magnet filters on the aireal, radio power supply and the power wire into the bus. : problem solved.
Steve
Rv3b
Forum: RV-3 04-02-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By steve lenne
Rv3b flap lever

I shortened the flap lever to stop fowling with the throttle quadrant that I used. Saw toothed the notches for ease of lowering flaps . All else as per plans.
Steve Lenne

Rv3b built and love the...
Forum: RV-3 03-06-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,058
Posted By steve lenne
Rv 3b weight

Mine weighs 820 pounds with io 320 auto pilot and ww prop. Very difficult to build a 3b under 800 pounds
Forum: RV-3 12-12-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,037
Posted By steve lenne
Rear wing spar fuse attach

Fixing the main spar bulk head should not be any issue but the rear spar attach is another issue . I Know of one fella who left the rear spar attach bar loose until the wings were attached. My main...
Forum: RV-3 12-01-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,965
Posted By steve lenne
Flying the rv3

John

Great idea to spend some time in another tail wheel RV . The only issue you will have is nailing the landing.
When I started I tried to three point my landings and gave up after some very...
Forum: RV-3 08-14-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By steve lenne
Drilling wing skins

If you haven?t riveted the bottom skin , you simply clamp the top skin in place
Then back drill through the ribs with an twelve inch bit. Pre drill ribs first.
I will be home in a few days, you...
Forum: RV-3 08-04-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,480
Posted By steve lenne
Fuel vents

I used Paul?s vent suggestion and is working just fine on my rv3b.

Steve

Rv3B
100 hours
Forum: RV-3 07-14-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By steve lenne
Rv3 vent

My cool air comes from the middle of the rear baffle . Seems to work ok once I am in the air.
Steve Lenne
Rv3 b ( flying and loving it)
Forum: RV-3 07-10-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 190,797
Posted By steve lenne
Great looking rv3

That is a smart looking rv3. 200 knots is even more impressive. Tell us about your prop. What is your ground roll on takeoff and landing and what engine revs at 200 knots.

Steve...
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 190,797
Posted By steve lenne
Rv3B in oz

Hi this is Steve from Cobram Aus.
Thank you Richard for posting this photo. I haven?t worked out how to do that.
I have flown 50 hours now and still learning. Before the rv3 l had done about 1500...
Forum: RV-3 09-28-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,119
Posted By steve lenne
Just put the little wheel at the back and you...

Just put the little wheel at the back and you have expensive copy of the rv3.
Forum: RV-3 09-01-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By steve lenne
Tyre pressure

What pressure are people using when they have fitted aero classic 15*6-5 tyres

Steve Lenne

Rv3 built & flying.
Forum: RV-3 04-04-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,570
Posted By steve lenne
Rv3 all fun

I have a rv3b with an io320 and a whirlwind GA PROP with an empty weight of 820 pounds. I have flown in the rv7 and the rv6 which are great planes but nothing like the rv3 with 160 horses and light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,067
Posted By steve lenne
Engine mount

Dave
Looking at your picture it appears that you are still to drill the legs. If you decide to remove the mount from the engine , then I suggest you fit the mount to the fuse and set and drill the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,067
Posted By steve lenne
Engine mount fitted

Dave
If you can do leave the engine on the mount and still fit it to the fuse , that is what I would do. There is so little space north of the firewall on rv3. I have a remote oil filter and I had a...
Forum: RV-3 11-21-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,986
Posted By steve lenne
Rv3. LSA

In Australia we have three rv3's registered as LSA's. we do not have a restriction on max airspeed. We have a restriction on max take off weight and a minimum stall speed which the rv3 fits

Steve...
Forum: RV-3 11-05-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,588
Posted By steve lenne
Robert That all sounds very familiar except I...

Robert
That all sounds very familiar except I fitted an io320 superior from aerosport with a two blade GA whirlwind prop. The rv3 is a test for anybody to build but fitting a non standard engine...
Forum: RV-3 11-05-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,588
Posted By steve lenne
First flight rv3

Congratulations Robert
What motor prop combination have you got. How did your empty weight go? It took me six years and eight months to build mine which was completed in June And I am so pleased to...
Forum: RV-3 10-20-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,940
Posted By steve lenne
Jabiru powered rv3

Please excuse me for going off topic but as a pilot of 1500 jabiru hours and now a newly completed io/320 rv3 , I was wondering how the guy building the rv3 with the six cyclinder Jabiru engine is...
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,982
Posted By steve lenne
The tail is plastic from the sign writer as is...

The tail is plastic from the sign writer as is the black and white on the wings and the Ausie decal. The fibre glass was painted.

Steve
Jabiru lsa553j
Rv3
Forum: RV-3 05-26-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,982
Posted By steve lenne
I welded a tag on the right pedal for the right...

I welded a tag on the right pedal for the right rudder. My legs are long and I can now lift the pedals in flight to straighten my legs should they cramp.
Forum: RV-3 02-24-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,287
Posted By steve lenne
Spar plates

I have just done the final bolts for the wing attach and I found the plates fitted ok. When I assembled the fuse I was carefull to make space in the ribs around the plate area.
Forum: RV-3 07-12-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,586
Posted By steve lenne
I suggest you make a sample trim from light card....

I suggest you make a sample trim from light card. When you get a good one use that as a template to mark the real trim tab .
Forum: RV-3 07-10-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,586
Posted By steve lenne
you need to use the piece you cut from the...

you need to use the piece you cut from the elevator skin .
Forum: RV-3 08-22-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 200,575
Posted By steve lenne
90% finished 90% to go

Well done Pete that looks great. I am 50% finished 99% to go :)
Forum: RV-3 02-08-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,813
Posted By steve lenne
steve lenne

thats a lot of weight to put on the end of a jabiru motor
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