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Forum: RV-3 03-01-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By dlomheim
Auto Firewall Filter

I added a remote oil filter from JEGs (I believe) which worked well on my RV-3A renovation.

Doug Lomheim
RV-3A sold
RV-9A FWF / Mazda 13B
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By dlomheim
Poor idle after 2 hrs. of run time

I'd also make a check of all intake system connection points just to be sure something didn't vibrate loose (after the first couple hrs.), and create an intake leak and resultant rough idle.

Doug...
Forum: RV-3 01-31-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3 History

Looks like a great project to finish up and get going! If it ever flew it should have a data plate, and you'll need to contact Van's and put the serial number in your name anyways, so ask them what...
Forum: RV-3 01-26-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,720
Posted By dlomheim
Twitchy handling on rollout

Sounds like you have discovered the problem as poor build from the beginning with too much toe in/out. I'm not sure what you mean by "twitchy", but If you encounter a gear "shimmy" on one side; make...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,082
Posted By dlomheim
YIO-320-D1A

So what does the "Y" designation mean?

Doug Lomheim
RV-3A restored, flown, and sold
RV-9A / 13B FWF awaiting completion
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-14-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,391
Posted By dlomheim
HP / Torque Debate: Watch Out! :)

Dan: Your expert comments reminded me of a P&W Aero Engineer friend (multiple patents for work on F-100 development) who got in trouble (at work) by simply lending his expertise in a similar way, to...
Forum: RV-3 08-08-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,443
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3A Fuel Sys. Set Up Fuse. tank

Some years ago I renovated an RV-3A with 22 gallons tank behind the panel, and removed the engine mounted fuel pump and replaced it with a std. Vans issue facet pump. Fuel flowed thru a filter and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 438,569
Posted By dlomheim
How can anyone have a trim lever where a nice...

How can anyone have a trim lever where a nice throttle and mixture quadrant should go?! :)

Doug

RV-3A sold
RV-9A Mazda 13B / FWF
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-10-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,719
Posted By dlomheim
Engine Break In

At the A&P school I attend many years ago we did an STC on an O-320 to increase it from 150 - 160 hp (increased compression ratio); and the break in procedure was to fly it at wide open throttle...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,487
Posted By dlomheim
"Slow" RV-9A Sold...

So I guess the "problem" has been solved! :)

Doug Lomheim
RV-9A FWF Mazda 13B
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 05-04-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 26,092
Posted By dlomheim
Diesel Engine BSFC?

Aren't Diesels more in the range of .26-.32?

Doug
RV-9A FWF / Mazda 13B
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,317
Posted By dlomheim
Blue Angel Colors

Thanks Gil. I assume these are the current colors which are a bit brighter than the colors flown by the F-4s / A-4s in the 70's - 80's. Do you know if that is true?

Doug

RV-3A Sold
RV-9A FWF...
Forum: RV-3 12-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,068
Posted By dlomheim
Missing Oil Filter?

Are you saying it only had an "oil screen"? That's all the RV-3A (w/O-290G) came with that I did a restoration on; and to solve that issue I simply mounted an "Earls" oil filter mount on the...
Forum: RV-3 12-01-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,186
Posted By dlomheim
Insurance Requirement?

Additionally, you should find out what your insurance carrier requires. Mine required a minimum of "five hours" in a two seat "tandem RV", and a local RV-8 instructor was nice enough to work with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,624
Posted By dlomheim
RV Survivability

RV's are actually very survivable, but not if you stall/spin/crash them into dense trees, etc. in 2005ish, an RV-6 in California dead sticked into a CA DOT parking lot and had a head on collision...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,334
Posted By dlomheim
Landing Technique for FP

I restored an RV-3A w/FP prop and I found that setting the idle "stop" point to 450 rpm or so allowed me to shorten the flare quite a bit. After doing that I was able to pull it all the way back (on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-29-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,473
Posted By dlomheim
VG's on RV-9's

If you do a archive search on this subject you'll see that they have been tried by many in the past, but most found they were negligible improvement and therefore not with the trouble.

Doug

RV-3A...
Forum: International 06-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,579
Posted By dlomheim
France RV Fly In

I dropped by this French RV Fly-In today, and it was fun to see 16+ RVs from the UK, Germany and France all gathered together! The afternoon weather greatly improved over the morning, and of course...
Forum: RV-3 05-10-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,038
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3 Spar

If assembled per the plans, the original spar was fine, but after the loss of a couple 3's due to spar failure; it was determined that some builders failed miserably in the task of building the spar...
Forum: ADS-B 05-09-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,267
Posted By dlomheim
FAA RADAR Shutdown

Not so fast. From what I've read Congress has mandated that FAA, DoD, etc. will vacate the 1300-1350 mhz. and the bandwidth will be auctioned off to pay for replacement sensors to fill that "L-Band"...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-15-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,747
Posted By dlomheim
BRS RV-7A Installation

Good deal! Do you now have some empty weight and weight and balance numbers to post? thx.

Doug
Forum: RV-4 03-03-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3/4 electric pitch trim

I replaced the wire push-pull on the RV-3 I renovated with an electric trim motor as Randy came up with. Worked great and was pretty simple to do.

Doug

RV-3A sold
RV-9A w/Mazda 13B FWF
Forum: RV-3 02-13-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,431
Posted By dlomheim
VIPER Picture...

SMOKEY: I can't believe you didn't post a picture of an AL ANG Viper!!! :)
Forum: Safety 02-09-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,709
Posted By dlomheim
RV-6 Head on collision w/a dump truck

I met an NTSB accident investigator some years ago and he told me about an RV-6 accident he worked the report on. It had an engine failure over urban L.A. and the only place for the pilot to put it...
Forum: RV-3 12-19-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3A fuel tank capacity

BL: You really can't use the word "standard" in referencing the "3's", since each was a creation until itself before the days of pre-punched parts, etc. The 3A I restored and flew for a year had a...
Forum: RV-3 12-13-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,490
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3A Performance

The RV-3A I restored and flew for a year w/an O-290"G" (125hp) would max out at 185 mph (160 knots?) at 1K, so you must have a fabulous ROC with that prop!

Doug
RV-3A sold
RV-9A FWF
Forum: RV-3 12-04-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By dlomheim
Brake Reservoir

When I renovated an RV-3 that sat for 12 yrs. I decided to eliminate the original hoses and increase firewall space (to relocate the battery) by adding individual brake reservoirs to each unit. I...
Forum: RV-3 11-29-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,213
Posted By dlomheim
CN-1/2

Mine was an O-290 "G" which meant it started life as a ground power unit turning a generator on an old B-36, etc. I believe the "D2" was used back in the day to power various Piper Trip-Pacers,...
Forum: RV-3 11-28-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,213
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3A?

So what engine did it come with and how much time does it have? Does it have a placard limiting G's to utility category? Enjoy your ride...great little a/c to have fun in for a reasonable per hour...
Forum: Texas (North) 10-22-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,542
Posted By dlomheim
Lake Texoma water levels

WOW...I landed there in March 2014 and the multi-year drought was raging...quite the change a few years can make!!!

Doug
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,418
Posted By dlomheim
"Pre-punched" vs. "matched hole"

If the "9" was only "pre-punched", I don't think I would have bought my tail kit back in '99 (kit number 116). I saw the "matched hole" RV-9A (no tail dragger initially offered) kit at OSH in 1999,...
Forum: RV-3 08-22-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,272
Posted By dlomheim
Spar Upgrade(s)

There are various wing upgrades for the RV-3 as seen by the RV-3A I used to own which only had one upgrade accomplished. Mine didn't have the angle aluminum mod to the front spar, which didn't look...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-20-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,401
Posted By dlomheim
Rudder Rebuild

This happened to my dad's 7A while he was visiting us from out of state, and I was able to loan him my completed rudder (from my RV-9A project). I ordered in new skins from Vans and then rebuilt it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,554
Posted By dlomheim
Final Report

We'll most likely never know if this was a case where a pilot w/very limited GA experience didn't make the needed mental transitions required to safely operate the a/c, or if an inflight medical...
Forum: Safety 05-12-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,151
Posted By dlomheim
RV-4 w/nose gear?

The NTSB investigator's analysis was a bit off related to this RV-4 loss of control nose over.

Analysis: "The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the airplane...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 05-12-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 20,032
Posted By dlomheim
Common Killers

Yeah, too many passengers have been killed shortly after a pilot says: "Hey, watch this..."; and if the pilot is on drugs, all fear may be gone which further increases the likelihood of a bad...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-11-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,216
Posted By dlomheim
Another Airframe?

Since maximum climb rate is all they're looking for here, wouldn't it make sense to put the engine into an RV-9 and have a go at it with that bigger wing?

Doug Lomheim
RV-9A Mazda 13B FWF
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-25-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,124
Posted By dlomheim
Tracy's RV-8 w/20B

Smokey: In 2007 Tracy hosted a fly in drive in at his home in Florida and this video of his 20B engine run was made...sounded great then; and I still hope to see it fly in person some day! ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,124
Posted By dlomheim
RV's w/Mazda 13B's

Charlie: Tracy and a KITPLANES article on his RV-4 "Otter" project in '95-6 was what got me going down the "Rotary road" for my RV-9A. I always wanted an "alternative" engine and initially thought...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,124
Posted By dlomheim
Oil on Windscreen

The rumor is he pushed a bit too aggressively for some reason at the end, and vented some oil as a result. I wonder if it needed the cowling off in order to cool adequately when producing 600 hp....
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-18-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,124
Posted By dlomheim
RV-4 w/Mazda Turbo (Methanol) video

An RV-4 recently climbed to 10K in 1:58 w/a turbo Mazda rotary engine running on methanol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1lwc3fxfs

Doug

RV-3A O-290G renovated / sold
RV-9A Mazda 13B/FWF
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,690
Posted By dlomheim
Corvair Power Now!

Robin: Fabulous job on the installation and final tweaking to make it a "turn the key and fly" a/c! If i remember right, you used to have a GM ECO engine in it didn't you, with the less than sexy...
Forum: RV-3 01-28-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By dlomheim
Radial + RV-3

You're probably right Paul...but that radial sound is pretty cool! :)
Forum: RV-3 01-25-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,261
Posted By dlomheim
Radial Conversions RV-3?

Question...are any of you all who are now building, considering a ROTEC radial engine installation by chance? It seems that that 150 hp engine would be a neat installation in a "3"; and works okay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,388
Posted By dlomheim
Motorcycle TPS

I'm curious how you will: "...just program factory tire pressure into the caps and place caps on valve stems." Do they send you an operational program to download to your computer, and then you have...
Forum: Safety 01-08-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,987
Posted By dlomheim
RV Accident Stats

So this must be just "fatal" accidents over the three year period? From about 2000-2005 I pulled all the RV accidents listed in the NSTB monthly summaries, and each year the total number of RV...
Forum: RV-3 01-08-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By dlomheim
Renovating an old "3"

I spent 15 months renovating a 3A and the plans called for metal straps that the pins clamp onto, to be heat treated so I grabbed one of the four and took it to a local engineering business to have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-17-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 57,355
Posted By dlomheim
Subie RV-8

Or it would be cool if he'd bring his performance data over and post it on the "Alternative Engine" forum! :) FAA.gov doesn't list an engine type; just reciprocating.

Doug

RV-9A Mazda 13B FWF
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-29-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,124
Posted By dlomheim
RV-9A top end

Van's website shows a 9A with 160 hp should top out at 195 mph, so it looks like you still have a little ways to go... :)

Doug
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-25-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 35,476
Posted By dlomheim
Subie Vs. Lycoming Empty Weights

After following the "alternative engine" movement since the early 90's; the 80-110 lbs. heavier weight of a Subie has been pretty much an expected "standard" to plan on, and drove most builders to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By dlomheim
A&P Schools to build an RV?

You might be able to pull this off if you left the a/c there for 15-20 yrs! :) The A&P school that I went to had a set FAA approved syllabus which went from General to Powerplant to Airframe. We...
Forum: RV-3 10-04-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By dlomheim
RV-3 Fuselage

Looks like a pile of junk being taken to get some cash at an aluminum recycling center...

Doug
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-10-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,748
Posted By dlomheim
RV-7 water "dead stick" by beach in ITA

Wow...never knew about this landing and the immediate flip over.

Doug
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 08-12-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,748
Posted By dlomheim
RV's flip when ditching?

Bill; Do you know of many RV's that have "flipped" upon ditching? in the early 2000's I remember reading about an RV-8 off the Hawaiian Islands that lost it's engine and had to ditch. It didn't...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-11-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,046
Posted By dlomheim
Glazing cylinders during ground runs

Great point! At the A&P school I attended from '77-79, prior classes to ours overhauled both engines of a twin Baron; but the owner refused to fly it prior to the school putting at least ten hours...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-13-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By dlomheim
Sam James Cowling for 9A

If you end up needing a Sam James cowling, I have a buddy in the OKC area who decided not to use it on his 7A, and would make you a great deal on it I bet.

Doug
RV-9A Mazda 13B/ FWF
RV-3A Sold
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-13-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By dlomheim
Snout Vs. Scoop

Steve: I think he might be referring to the "snorkle" possibly not having as much ram air pressure going to the carb as a standard Van's cowling w/central scoop? :)

Doug
RV-9A Mazda 13B,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-09-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,601
Posted By dlomheim
Robin: Aren't you running your RV-3B with a...

Robin: Aren't you running your RV-3B with a GM/Opel "ECO" Engine?

thx.

Doug Lomheim
RV-9A, Mazda 13B / FWF
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-04-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,512
Posted By dlomheim
R3350's...

Ross: Just curious: Do you know if your ".37 LOP" number was derived from an R-3350 that was equipped with three Power Recovery Turbines (PRTs)? My dad flew EC-121s (in the USN), and he told me...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,535
Posted By dlomheim
POH Time to Climb

Ha...you'll know soon enough when you knock out your flight tests and begin to create your unique POH, based on the derived data! :)

Doug Lomheim
RV-3A sold
RV-9A Mazda 13B/FWF
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,324
Posted By dlomheim
9A Nose Gear

So how does the 9A "toothpick" nose gear differ from that on the 7A? Since the fuselage's are the same, I always assumed the two were the same nose strut...

Doug Lomheim
RV-9A Mazda 13B/FWF
RV-3A...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-25-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,272
Posted By dlomheim
Paris Air Show

I just attended the Paris Airshow for the first time ever and had fun doing that, etc. Walking through the big commercial aviation pavilions, it was interesting to see many small turbine or turbo...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,747
Posted By dlomheim
Instrument Panel Edge Cover

Very nice!

Doug
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-17-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,747
Posted By dlomheim
RV "Hitting a Wall"...

Even if you "hit a wall", you still might be okay! In mid-2000's an RV-6 hit a parked dump truck in a Dept. of California parking lot, yet both pilot and pax survived! Upon impact, their bodies...
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