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DeltaRomeo 05-28-2005 03:20 PM

Show us the status of your RV-3 project!
 
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Best always,

DeltaRomeo 05-28-2005 03:22 PM

Randy Lervold's latest construction status picture (more can be found at www.rv-3.com) :


Ian 04-22-2006 06:53 AM

Very nice prop !!!..........should be rather blowy behind there !........

What type of governor did you install.......and how deep the reccess in firewall ?

randylervold 10-30-2006 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Ian
Very nice prop !!!..........should be rather blowy behind there !........
What type of governor did you install.......and how deep the reccess in firewall ?

It's a Whirl Wind 151 with the Jihostroj governor that WW has adjusted for them (425 psi). The smaller hub on this prop requires the higher pressure. I put the standard Van's RV-7/9 firewall recess in and it provides plenty of room. Pics of the recess...
http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/FWF/DSC_0581.jpg
http://www.romeolima.com/RV3works/Gallery/DSC_0583.jpg

randylervold 11-28-2006 12:20 PM

Hey guys, making progress...




Paint work is nearly complete but I still have a few weeks to go on my buddy's RV-8 we're painting at the same time. Then it's time to finish up the wiring and plumbing and take it to the airport.

szicree 11-28-2006 03:12 PM

WOW! That thing looks great with the paint on! I am gearing up to shoot mine and this definitely helps to inspire. Congrats.

smokyray 11-29-2006 08:01 AM

Back to the future...
 
Dang it Randy that looks good! I was having flashbacks of your Eight seeing the same scheme, nicely done...You will love the RV3, trust me.

Rob Ray

randylervold 11-29-2006 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by smokyray
Dang it Randy that looks good! I was having flashbacks of your Eight seeing the same scheme, nicely done...You will love the RV3, trust me.

Rob Ray

Thanks Smokey. Same white, same red, but different gray. The darker gray makes the red look deeper and richer for some reason. I like it better (which I suppose is good!).
Pic of my old RV-8 for those who are interested in the comparison...
http://www.romeolima.com/RV8/Pictures/Dscn2666.jpg

rvaitor87 12-01-2006 04:28 PM

Randy;

Excellent paint job! Makes me envious. You will like the way that the -3 will fly, I love mine. I see that you went without the leg stiffners. Be sure to post final pics.

Mike Bauer
RV-3 flying (17 years now!) :D
RV-4 building :D :D :D

rph142 02-11-2007 10:51 AM

Check out my status at www.myrv3.com. This airplane is an exercise in extreme delayed gratification.


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