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Forum: Painting your RV 08-28-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By rph142
I have a love hate relationship with stewart...

I have a love hate relationship with stewart systems. If you follow their technique and have the right equipment then it can lay down a smooth and glossy coat. Its also durable and holds its gloss...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,583
Posted By rph142
Local flying club?

Do like I did and buy a share in an Extra 300 for scrambling your brains and join a club with cross country machines for the family. I joined a club with a A36 bonanza, 182 and -7A. I figure I can...
Forum: RV-3 07-09-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By rph142
Youll get used to the heavy elevator on the...

Youll get used to the heavy elevator on the ground. The prop wash helps a lot.

Get your prop balanced and lighten up the plane as much as possible if the original builder hasn't already. It doesn't...
Forum: RV-14 07-05-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,788
Posted By rph142
I gained 3kts after removing the prop tape on my...

I gained 3kts after removing the prop tape on my catto. It was the cheapest and easiest knots I found on the airframe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,154
Posted By rph142
Wow that?s a project and a half. A pre punched...

Wow that?s a project and a half.
A pre punched pedal plane would make the perfect RV practice kit. I could see them getting out of hand pretty quickly. I was about to rig up a pedal assist motor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,154
Posted By rph142
I think 30-40 pounds is pretty accurate. It?s...

I think 30-40 pounds is pretty accurate. It?s chunky too be sure.

I bought a pair of bubble guns online then stripped all the unnecessary plastics. I then installed 2? diameter chrome exhaust tips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,154
Posted By rph142
resized

much better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,154
Posted By rph142
Second Plane

Its been a while since I finished and sold my -3B and I needed something to hold me over/stoke the flames until I find my next experimental project. I have a 2 1/2 year old son now and space at the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-28-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 285,715
Posted By rph142
Very nice work Dave. That was by far my least...

Very nice work Dave. That was by far my least favorite part of the build. It?s all downhill from there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,755
Posted By rph142
The refinery where I work would make more money...

The refinery where I work would make more money turning gasoline into crude oil if that was possible.
Incidentally I had a nightmare last night that avgas prices dropped to under $1/gallon but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By rph142
Im running into this very issue with the RV-7A in...

Im running into this very issue with the RV-7A in my flying club. I have hundreds of RV-3B hours and a checkout in an RV-7 and recently flew the 7a with two club instructors who both signed me off....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By rph142
We asked the insurance company about 14a time and...

We asked the insurance company about 14a time and they won?t count that either. The club officers are in agreement that?s this is pretty odd. I?m going to write a letter to the insurance company...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By rph142
I need RV 6A or 7A time (Bay Area)

Im in a bit of a bind here. I joined a flying club that has an RV-7A, but the club insurance requires 10 hours in a 6A or 7A and they wont budge. I have 1 hour in a 7A, 5 hours in an RV-7 (required...
Forum: RV-3 11-25-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By rph142
The original owner is selling his 1/4 share. I...

The original owner is selling his 1/4 share. I just bought into it this summer and will need at least a few years to scratch the itch. Youre right about the view straight down being better than the...
Forum: RV-3 11-22-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By rph142
Doug, I let my site expire a while back. There...

Doug, I let my site expire a while back. There are a few far better resources online including Randy Lervolds and David Paules build logs.
Forum: RV-3 11-22-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By rph142
Paul, I sold my -3 to Dick Stone out of Colorado....

Paul, I sold my -3 to Dick Stone out of Colorado. Fortunately he gave me first right of refusal when he sells it someday. Congrats on your new book btw!!
Forum: RV-3 11-22-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,984
Posted By rph142
RV-3B Vs Extra 300

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-NttHp4m/0/5814d614/XL/unnamed-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-D7cCmP7/0/3e20fbc4/XL/IMG-7791-XL.jpg

RV-3B vs Extra300
Earlier...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By rph142
Likewise! I?ll be overnighting in SD after a full...

Likewise! I?ll be overnighting in SD after a full day of flying. I?d like to camp on the field if possible. Custer is at the top of my list but that could change with weather.
Forum: RV-3 07-14-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By rph142
I?m a big fan of the RV-10 vents. I have two and...

I?m a big fan of the RV-10 vents. I have two and they keep me cool(enough) on 100F days. Wouldn?t change a thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,207
Posted By rph142
RV + Club

My -3 has been as inexpensive as it is impractical, which is why I'm joining a club with an A36, C182 and RV7.

Shade Hangar $110/month
Insurance $875/year
Condition Inspection $100-$300/year
Random...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-27-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By rph142
After a short walk in desolation I decided to...

After a short walk in desolation I decided to head over to Bishop for fuel and water. The views here were impressive to say the least. While taxiing I encountered cracks that could nearly swallow the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-27-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By rph142
After a couple days of watching a few of her...

After a couple days of watching a few of her matches as well as Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic matches it was time to head home. I had most of the day to myself, a fast plane, and clear skies. This was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-27-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By rph142
After landing it was a 10 minute uber ride to the...

After landing it was a 10 minute uber ride to the bike shop. This was my first experience on an electric bike and I was impressed! 30mph is possible with relatively little effort. He bought it and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-27-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,099
Posted By rph142
Tri Level Tournament

My first trip report was lost in the glitch so I'll try again.

I always consider the Indian Wells pro tennis tournament the unofficial start of my rec tennis season. This year would be unique in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,477
Posted By rph142
Plane Ownership

The minimum number of planes one should own is one. The correct number is n+1, where n is the number of planes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of...
Forum: RV-3 01-18-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By rph142
I?ll most likely be selling mine at KOSH. N59LG....

I?ll most likely be selling mine at KOSH. N59LG. You can read all about it on this site.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By rph142
Partnership Wanted: KCCR

I know it's a long shot, but I'm interested in a 2 seat RV partnership out of KCCR. After flying my RV-3B since 2012 I think it's time for another seat. I built my -3B and am VERY experienced with...
Forum: RV-3 12-04-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,183
Posted By rph142
I flew my -3B coast to coast with camping gear a...

I flew my -3B coast to coast with camping gear a few years back. There's plenty of room for food and drinks in my opinion - way more than on my road and mountain bikes which I routinely ride...
Forum: RV-3 11-30-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 159,520
Posted By rph142
Time flies when you're having fun! Hopefully I'll...

Time flies when you're having fun! Hopefully I'll see some of the old KPTW gang at oshkosh this year.
Forum: RV-3 11-29-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 159,520
Posted By rph142
6 years and counting

http://i67.tinypic.com/6xup9s.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-19-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,456
Posted By rph142
Al, How about a pic of your finished 8? I never...

Al,
How about a pic of your finished 8? I never did I get to see the finished product.

Rob
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,456
Posted By rph142
Hey Mark, its tough getting up with a 7 month old...

Hey Mark, its tough getting up with a 7 month old at home, but I manage. I hope you guys are doing well out east.

douglassmt, Its too bad I missed you guys. I was surprised there wasn't a single...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,456
Posted By rph142
Alvord Desert

I checked a longstanding item off of my bucket list this past Sunday when I landed on the Alvord Desert Lake Bed. The flight up was quite smoky from the huge norcal fires. I touched down on the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By rph142
That’s my plane! Search N59LG or PM me if you...

That’s my plane! Search N59LG or PM me if you have any questions. I’m based out of KCCR.
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,084
Posted By rph142
Evidently it just wasn?t your day. I?ve flown a...

Evidently it just wasn?t your day. I?ve flown a 30% rc Yak after the right aileron control horn popped off in flight. The controls were mushy but it was still quite responsive. There?s a J-3 cub air...
Forum: RV-3 02-28-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By rph142
I rebuilt both elevators at the end of my build...

I rebuilt both elevators at the end of my build after my craftsmanship improved. I estimate it will take around 15-20 hours including time required to build the required wooden jig.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,708
Posted By rph142
I bought my engine from a guy that was parting...

I bought my engine from a guy that was parting out his One Design for this very reason. He sent me a picture of his nice looking plane disassembled to the component level on the floor of his hangar....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,781
Posted By rph142
I can finally rest easy knowing future builders...

I can finally rest easy knowing future builders won't flood the market with new -3B's. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By rph142
Good point about falling apart in the wind. Do...

Good point about falling apart in the wind. Do parachutes trap moisture? Considering the $$$ cost of professional canvas bags I'll try stitching together a prototype out of a few old bed sheets. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,891
Posted By rph142
Wing Bags

I discovered a new high efficiency air filtration device. Simply park your plane in shade hangar and the wings will attract every spec of dust within 1/4 mile. Has anyone made a set of lightweight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By rph142
I was expecting 3kts or less given that the tape...

I was expecting 3kts or less given that the tape is only 0.030" thick. My prop is a 2008 version and was re-pitched in 2013 so perhaps the airfoil is more sensitive than his newer props.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By rph142
Catto Prop Tape

This is a data point for the few people running leading edge tape on Catto props. I removed the thin leading edge tape that Catto provides and saw a 5-7kts increase in speed@2500 rpm. I confirmed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,021
Posted By rph142
Weight is certainly a factor in perceived...

Weight is certainly a factor in perceived "lightness", but I think CG and control surface trailing edge radius are far more important. I recently moved the empty CG in my -3B aft approximately 25% by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,358
Posted By rph142
Don't forget to inspect the cooling fins around...

Don't forget to inspect the cooling fins around the spark plugs for leftover flashing. It doesn't take much! I cleaned out relatively small amounts of excess flashing that was partially restricting...
Forum: RV-3 04-21-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By rph142
Dave, I'll be very interested in the final cost...

Dave,
I'll be very interested in the final cost to strip and repaint your 3 as my water based paint isn't holding up in a few areas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,255
Posted By rph142
The plans have come a long way since my RV-3! The...

The plans have come a long way since my RV-3! The equivalent 37 page manual was summarized in one sentence that basically said "Good luck and have fun!"
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-30-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,994
Posted By rph142
Bay Area Hills

The hills have reached peak green here in the Bay Area. These shots were taken between Byron airport and the hills south of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,272
Posted By rph142
I asked him this question while visiting his shop...

I asked him this question while visiting his shop a couple of years ago. He told me his newer nickel leading edge props contain more carbon in order to prevent natural frequency induced vibration...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-16-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,584
Posted By rph142
Hey Mark, I'll tell my dad you said hi. He needs...

Hey Mark,
I'll tell my dad you said hi. He needs to swing by when the weather clears up.

The pics are oriented correctly on my phone, but they don't seem to be oriented correctly on my PC.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-15-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,584
Posted By rph142
After a full day of tennis it was time to head...

After a full day of tennis it was time to head home. OAT during departure was 96F! I spent a lot of time tuning my baffles after upgrading to P-mags and I knew this would be the ultimate test. During...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-15-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,584
Posted By rph142
It doesn't get better than...

It doesn't get better than this...
http://i63.tinypic.com/qwytmp.jpg

After nearly 2 hours in the air I found myself passing the northern edge of the LA...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-15-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,584
Posted By rph142
BNP Paribas Tourney

I haven't posted a trip report here in a while so I figured it was time after my recent day trip to the BNP Paribas tennis tournament. My plan was to fly from KCCR to KUDD, watch a few hours of pro...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-14-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 285,715
Posted By rph142
Dave, you're bringing back fond memories for me....

Dave, you're bringing back fond memories for me. The fuselage skeleton section was my favorite part of the build. I just completed a major home renovation and it felt like finger painting relative to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Posted By rph142
Another option is to pass by Shasta then make...

Another option is to pass by Shasta then make your way over to Eureka and the start of the Eel river. Take this to the Russian river then on to the Napa Valley. You can tour the golden gate bridge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,428
Posted By rph142
Thanks for the tips guys. I was able to get in...

Thanks for the tips guys. I was able to get in touch with Jeremy Macdonald in Wattsonville. I'll be flying down tomorrow morning if the weather holds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,428
Posted By rph142
Norcal Prop Balance

Are there any prop balancers out there within 200 miles of the bay area? I had my prop re-pitched and it could use a re-balance.

Thanks,
Rob
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,455
Posted By rph142
The width of the vertical posts doesn't really...

The width of the vertical posts doesn't really matter. What you need to be concerned about is the gap between the emp tip ribs and the vertical posts. There are several rivets in the tip ribs that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,712
Posted By rph142
I think the best time to start building is soon...

I think the best time to start building is soon after you start your full time career (assuming $$ is available). Time is by far more difficult to acquire than money in my opinion. You'll find that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,204
Posted By rph142
I solved a cooling issue on my high compression...

I solved a cooling issue on my high compression Pmag'd lyc by cleaning out the flashing between the fins that are located near the spark plug. You can buy needle files for a few bucks at harbor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By rph142
I calibrated the flow using a stopwatch and...

I calibrated the flow using a stopwatch and bucket and measure via dynon flowmeter. I never gave it much thought until I switched to pmags and developed high cht's during climb. I read somewhere on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By rph142
Fuel Flow @ WOT

My IO-320 burns around 12.5gph while running full throttle at sea level. This seems too low according to the Lycoming manual. It has an FM150 airflow performance fuel injector and dual P mags. Is...
Forum: RV-3 09-13-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,958
Posted By rph142
I've flown my 3b from coast to coast with...

I've flown my 3b from coast to coast with foreflight on a simple iPhone. I would scrap the panel mount gps and increase the screen size of the efis.
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