I'm flying my RV-3 in Colorado and it has been very cold. I want to put in some cabin heat. Has anyone done that and/or suggest how to do it.
I don't have any vents installed. It has an O-320 engine. The only vent is a pop out of the side of the canopy.
Looking on the vans site, it looks like I could do this:
Complete vent system for one seat with drawing and instructions
Flanged duct for penetrating bulkheads
VENT 2" FLANGED DUCT
2" HEAT MUFF
VENT DL-05 2"
Stainless mounting plate/tube, shaft and selector door, w/2" dump tube
Heat selector control cable
CT A-740 BLACK
SCAT tube 2" dia. x 3' long
VENT SCAT 2X3'
Would this work?
Box mounts on the engine side of the firewall and either routes warm air to the cockpit or dumps the warm air overboard. Air heated in the heat muff must continually flow to keep from overheating components and destroying items such as the muff or the scat tube. Requires control cable to select heat on/off.
What do you do to dump the hot air? Do you vent it out somewhere?