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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By N13BN
MS carb

Call Russ at D and G Supply in Niles MI. They are a wealth of info.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-14-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 60,715
Posted By N13BN
Small flywheel pics

Ross, a picture or two would be great. Once I get the flywheel figured out, the next thing will be to decide on whether to get a single or double system.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-13-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 60,715
Posted By N13BN
Flywheel

I have an O-235 which uses the smaller SAE-1 prophub. I am having trouble finding the larger flywheel with that bolt pattern. Would it be possible to use the SDS automotive sensor with the smaller...
Forum: Reviews 04-02-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,997
Posted By N13BN
BWI

BWI is my agent for insuring our RV-3. Propt service, good rate.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-19-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,484
Posted By N13BN
RV-3 Corvair

Bruce, I am currently flying an RV-3b. My engine is a 3100 with a Weseman fifth bearing. Weight and balance is right in the middle of the envelope and it flies well. If you are interested in how my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,250
Posted By N13BN
Corvair

I have a 3100 Corvair in an RV-3. Its a fun engine. Very smooth. Starts easily cold or hot. Never floods. Not as fast as an O-320; I get about 170 mph. About 1400 f/m climb. Speeds would be a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,634
Posted By N13BN
Shimmy

The Monster retreads are a little heavier but their main feature is a really stiff sidewall. My current -3 shook so violently on landing that the engine would stop because of fuel starvation, even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,634
Posted By N13BN
Shimmy

I currently have a -3 that I built. I also had one that I bought. Both had major shimmy. Both were "cured" by installing Desser Monster Retreads maintaining tire pressures of 20-25 psi.

Bill Newkirk
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,830
Posted By N13BN
RV-3 Panel Extention

Katie, just a word of caution. Extending the panel that much lower is going to require you to be somewhat of a gymnast. Keep in mind that when your canopy is in place there is not much room for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,222
Posted By N13BN
Connecting the mic

I love your earbud headset. Could you explain how you wire the microphone? I wear a helmet and could attach the mic to it. My Zulus are pretty bulky when wearing a helmet.
Forum: Safety 12-14-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,430
Posted By N13BN
First flights

Wear a helmet. My hangar mate died in a hard landing this past January. He was on the first flight of his Onex. The engine seized. He hit his head on the side of the canopy and died 10 days later. I...
Forum: RV-3 11-23-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,491
Posted By N13BN
Stall speed

I met the LSA requirement by building wingtips patterned from a Wittman W-10 Tailwind. They are 29" in length and are amazingly effective. The stall break is sharp but straight ahead. So far I have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-16-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,725
Posted By N13BN
Corvair in RV-3

I am 10 hours into flight testing a 3100 Corvair engine in an RV-3 that was finished this spring. Working thru things like a heavy wing, high Cht's and high oil temps.

Bill Newkirk
Forum: RV-3 11-12-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,248
Posted By N13BN
Accessing wing tanks

It appears that I may have to remove the fuel senders from the wings of my 3. Is it less work to remove the wings( a real pain) or to remove the tanks from my unpainted quickbuilt wings? Thanks for...
Forum: RV-3 07-20-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,932
Posted By N13BN
Oxygen bottle

Put it under the seat. Unless you have a really long torso, there is room there. The handle and guage would protrude to the right side.

Bill Newkirk
Forum: RV-3 06-02-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,189
Posted By N13BN
Corvair

To shine a different light on the subject; today my 3, N524RV, after 9 years of build-time, flew for the first time. It was delightful. It has a 3100cc Corvair engine with Wittman W-10 wingtips. No...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-09-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,127
Posted By N13BN
Beautiful and really rugged.

Beautiful and really rugged.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,360
Posted By N13BN
Gas station owner

I am building an RV-3; I fly behind a 2200 Jabiru; and I also own a Mobil gas station in California. There are only two grades of fuel, premium and regular. The mid-grade is a 50/50 blend of the two....
Forum: RV-3 03-19-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,304
Posted By N13BN
Gas strut

I am working on the canopy and am considering a gas strut, BUT what happens if the canopy were to leave the aircraft in flight? The rivets on the hinge are designed to break away. Will the strut...
Forum: RV-3 02-17-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By N13BN
We are having a nice stretch of 70* weather so I...

We are having a nice stretch of 70* weather so I took the opportunity to try to mix and apply a batch of "dry" Micro. After I spread it out I realized that it could have been much drier. It sanded...
Forum: RV-3 02-12-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By N13BN
Dry micro

Dan, in your excellent post you mention "dry micro". Do you mix it until it seems about right, or is there some more scientific way to get a consistent result? I am concerned about getting different...
Forum: RV-3 01-09-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By N13BN
Metal canopy skirs

Steven, I am really impressed that you were able to make the metal skirts work. I tried that first but my efforts certainly didn't match yours. How were you able to get the front to seal?

Bill...
Forum: RV-3 01-09-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By N13BN
Canopy Skirt

Thanks for the replies. Dan, I had read your post in the past but was unable to locate it again when I needed it most. I am using Rob's suggestion of micro balloons and epoxy. Probably my biggest...
Forum: RV-3 01-07-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,428
Posted By N13BN
Canopy Skirt finishing

As is often the case, I have been chugging along slowly on my RV-3. The latest chore was laying up the canopy skirt which went surprisingly well, however, my dreams were mostly shattered when I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,263
Posted By N13BN
Jabiru quick-drain

Bob, the threads in the Jabiru sump are 1/2" x 20. I found a quick-drain at a local auto parts store for $8.95.

Bill NEWKIRK
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 130,938
Posted By N13BN
Google Napa 2-29000

If you Google Napa #2-29000, it brings up a bunch of Ford high performance forums that have done this same installation that Dan has done. I found it interesting to read their perspective.

Bill...
Forum: RV-3 01-15-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,537
Posted By N13BN
Wheel landings

There were about 280 hours on my -3, n283RV, when I sold it last year so I have a little bit of landing experience. I always did wheel landings because that seemed to provide a more precise arrival,...
Forum: RV-3 12-25-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,578
Posted By N13BN
1 inch aluminum strip

Tony Spicer, I was looking at your canopy photos. Is the aluminum 1" strip glued to the plexiglass to keep the prexy from cracking? Is the full width of the strip glued to the plexiglass, or just a...
Forum: RV-3 11-07-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,309
Posted By N13BN
RV-7 Mounting kit

The kit for the RV-7 worked really well for me with no modification, HOWEVER, because the -3 wing is not as thick, the wiring harness will not fit without modification. The plastic cap of the plug...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,316
Posted By N13BN
Spring hook

Go to a motorcycle store. They stock a handle with a hook on the end. They work great
Forum: RV-3 08-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,370
Posted By N13BN
New spring

Langair made me a new straight spring that Vans swivel tail wheel bolted to. They had to whittle down the top to fit the older socket which is a little smaller diameter than their current spring. It...
Forum: RV-3 02-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By N13BN
HFS

What did you hang from your tabs?
Do you fly for the Navy?

Bill Newkirk
Forum: RV-3 02-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By N13BN
Motor mount tabs

It is about time to powder coat the motor mount. Has anyone welded on any tabs to the mount before powder-coating in order to minimize the use of Adell clamps down the road?

Bill Newkirk
Prather,...
Forum: RV-3 12-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,482
Posted By N13BN
RV-3 Sale

David, the 3 for sale for $39000 WAS mine..it sold for full price and is currently in a container bound for England.

Bill Newkirk
Forum: RV-3 06-09-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By N13BN
Limiting speed

Yes, I plan to placard it just like they do with the Carbon Cub and many others. The Jabiru 3300 is used in many factory-built LSAs and most of them must limit their top speed to be legal.
I will...
Forum: RV-3 06-08-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,351
Posted By N13BN
Vortex generators

I've mentioned here before that I'm in the process of building an RV-3 powered by a Jabiru 3300. My hope is that it will fit within the LightSport parameters. In order to lower the stall speed, we...
Forum: RV-4 05-10-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,120
Posted By N13BN
Vortex Generators

Luke;
Could you contact me again. I'm interested in your experience with vortex generators.

Bill Newkirk
559-430-7220
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,120
Posted By N13BN
Happy to share

Sorry to take so long to reply, but there are some places where wireless or cell service is not available. Go figure.
Yes I would be happy to share any info.

Bill...
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,120
Posted By N13BN
LSA 3

I am building an LSA RV-3 with a six-cylinder Jabiru. I already have the engine. A friend and I have completed the construction of wingtips that are patterned after Steve Wittman's Tailwind. If I...
Forum: RV-3 03-11-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,102
Posted By N13BN
Thanks

Thanks for the replies. Yes, I do lean it quite aggressively. During winter it is a struggle to get the oil temps up, but I completely block off the cooler.
Allen, I love the 3. I have well over 500...
Forum: RV-3 03-10-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,102
Posted By N13BN
Slow flyin'

Four years ago I started work on an RV-3 but due to a pretty full life( wife, grandsons, motorcycles, etc) progress was slow, so I bought N283RV to fly in the meantime. In almost 3 years I have flown...
Forum: RV-3 02-28-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,985
Posted By N13BN
Retofit

When I installed a Trutrak in the wing of n283rv, I used trutrak's mounting kit for an RV-7. It fit perfectly except for the electrical plug. Had to remove the plastic shell, as Paul stated. It sure...
Forum: RV-3 10-31-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By N13BN
Stall speed

N283RV stalls exactly the same as Randy's numbers indicate.
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,475
Posted By N13BN
Frustrating

I am not a first-time builder, BUT I am a first-time RV builder. After months of slogging away and much detective work, I found it quite helpful to buy a flying -3, which I did. Now when I am...
Forum: RV-3 10-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By N13BN
Tony; About 10", I think. I ordered a conical...

Tony;
About 10", I think. I ordered a conical mount from Vans and a will weld up an extension to span the difference between the engine and the mount. This is much simpler than building a...
Forum: RV-3 10-10-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By N13BN
To add to what Robb stated, the only real issue...

To add to what Robb stated, the only real issue I'm having is the amount of overhang on the skins. It would be nice to have more than the 3/8" to 7/16" of skin to fasten the wingtip to.
By the way,...
Forum: RV-3 09-29-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,548
Posted By N13BN
topskin

Paul;
I did mine exactly like you did, HOWEVER, when I re-installed the topskin for rivetting, it was amazingly difficult to get it back on. Things seem to grow.

Bill Newkirk
Prather, CA
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,853
Posted By N13BN
3 weaknesses of the "G" engine

The prop flange is 1/2 the thickness of other Lycs. Buy the stiffeners from ACS. There is an excess of metal in the case making it 15 to 20 pounds heavier than a "D" model. Lastly, most, if not...
Forum: RV-3 03-12-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,000
Posted By N13BN
So, Tony and Fred. What type of wood? Also, I...

So, Tony and Fred. What type of wood?
Also, I mentioned when this subject came up last time, that I had installed a set of Desser Monster retreads and they seemed to have mostly eliminated the...
Forum: RV-3 02-16-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,701
Posted By N13BN
Thanks

Fred, I echo Paul's opinion about your photos. If it weren't for you, Tony S., Randy and Rob, I would be about a tenth of the way to where I am.
Did your order RV-8 inspection covers or did you make...
Forum: RV-3 02-14-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,701
Posted By N13BN
Maybe. I'm trying to figure it out. Thanks for...

Maybe. I'm trying to figure it out. Thanks for the tip.

Bill Newkirk
Forum: RV-3 02-13-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,701
Posted By N13BN
Quick built wings

The outboard end of the wing skin comes trimmed to two different lengths. The outboard skins will have to be the same length in order for them to mate with the fiberglass wingtip. Why would the...
Forum: RV-3 02-09-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By N13BN
Hello

Hi Paul;
Yes, I am flying N283RV quite a bit - exactly 200 hours since I got her from you. So far everything is hanging together quite well. You guy are getting more than your fair share of...
Forum: RV-3 02-05-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By N13BN
Thanks for reply

Thanks for the tip about the inboard bracket. We'll use the aileron as a guide.

Bill Newkirk
Forum: RV-3 02-04-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By N13BN
Aileron Brackets

We have started work on our quickbuild wings. One of the first questions is about the attachment of the aileron brackets. If we understand it correctly, both inboard and outboard brackets are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,830
Posted By N13BN
Too old?

Was 64 when I started my RV-3B. Been at it almost 3 years. Two years ago I became worried that as slowly as I was progressing, I might be too old to fly it when it was finished, SO, I bought...
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,064
Posted By N13BN
Jabiru

Hi, Tony. I'm the really good-looking guy that was interested in how you built the roll-bar on your beautiful 3.
I already have the Jabiru engine and really want to use it. It is nice and narrow,...
Forum: Propellers 01-18-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,221
Posted By N13BN
I did this swap this summer and it worked great. ...

I did this swap this summer and it worked great. Catto told me exactly what to do, like ordering a Saber spacer. His instructions were spot-on. He's done this many times. In addition to the Saber...
Forum: RV-3 01-18-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,064
Posted By N13BN
Jabiru

Thanks, Pierre. I did as you suggested and the result is that with everything else being equal, the motor should be pushed forward about 20". Wow.
Of course, the location and size of the battery is...
Forum: RV-3 01-16-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,064
Posted By N13BN
Jabiru

I have a Jabiru 3300 engine that, hopefully, will find its way to the business-end of my RV-3. A new conical mount just arrived from Vans. An extension of some yet to be determined length will mate...
Forum: RV-3 01-02-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,071
Posted By N13BN
Low weight

What a great low weight. N283RV weighs 810, but it does have a big battery and some "stuff."
Good luck.

Bill Newkirk
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 20,596
Posted By N13BN
N282RV

Jeremy;
I noticed your reserved tail number. My flying RV-3 is N283RV. It now has 231 hours.

Bill Newkirk
Prather, CA
Forum: Safety 09-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,986
Posted By N13BN
NASCAR

Every Sunday I watch 43 racecars fuel 6 or 7 times each, under the most hurried and sloppy conditions, sometimes with brake rotors glowing red. And nothing seems to happen. Perhaps this "danger"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,443
Posted By N13BN
I recently installed a Becker in my -3. Perfect....

I recently installed a Becker in my -3. Perfect. Chief has them for less than $1700.

Bill Newkirk
N283RV
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