Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Old 01-02-2014, 11:26 AM
10 G 10 G is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Trieste, Italy
Posts: 15
Default ULPower for RV-3

Hello fellow aviators,

I hope I will be building an RV soon, I am closely watching UL power engines .... I think that UL 390 would fit an rv 3 perfectly.... with 220 lbs installed weight, it would make an lightweight, nimble but powerful rv3.

Are there any RV3 with ULPower engine or maybe with Jab3300?
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Mike S's Avatar
Mike S Mike S is offline
Senior Curmudgeon
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton Airpark, NV A34
Posts: 16,496
Default Welcome to VAF!

Robert, welcome to the good ship VAF
Mike Starkey
VAF 909

Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 11:43 AM
ppilotmike's Avatar
ppilotmike ppilotmike is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,017
Default Interesting idea.

Seems like a neat idea, but consider that most RV3s have issues with aft CG, so the weight reduction up front might require serious mount/cowl modifications to get the weight forward enough to counteract this. I'm not even near ready to install an engine in my 3 build, but I am watching the development of these new engines...
Mike Rettig
EAA Chapter 301
VAF Dues Current
RV-10 - Working on engine / prop installation
F-14 (Pedal Plane - Daughter's Project) "Flying"
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2014, 12:08 PM
10 G 10 G is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Trieste, Italy
Posts: 15

Thanks for the welcome

Installed weight should be more or less the same as with continental O200, and if I am correct old RV3 plans have O 200 option, so it would need an coustom engine mount, but I think this should not be a big deal.

I am more worried about ethanol... If I am remember correctly german OMW web site advise against storing ethanol mixed fuel in alu containers... so there may be an issue with fuel tanks?
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:44 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.