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Old 11-18-2018, 09:57 AM
Rich Pulman Rich Pulman is offline
 
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As mentioned on the main forum, I recently bought an RV-3A. It was delivered with a wealth of documentation dating back to when it was built by Mr. Alan Pickup, but there are still gaps in the data. I do know it was subsequently owned by Kevin Bendler, Mark Goss, then imported to Canada where it was owned by Gary Atkins, Cody Tucker, and now me.

As this is my first owned aircraft and my experience with GA aircraft is very limited, my learning curve is steep. But I am learning! And itís fun.

Here are some things I need help with:

1. Is there an easy way to determine if CN-2 has been completed?

2. The left tire is worn on the inside. Is there a way to correct that, assuming the gear strut hasnít been bent? The left wing is also a bit lower than the right side.

3. Where is the jack point for this aircraft?

Any help/suggestions are much appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:58 PM
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I recently bought an early RV-3 serial # 190/10190 N93PJ.

#3. There should be a hole on underside of wing about mid-span. You can screw a 3/8 - 16 eyebolt or hexhead bolt as jacking point.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:34 PM
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Thanks. Iíll look for it.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:13 PM
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It's also for tiedown rings.

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Old 11-18-2018, 08:17 PM
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If the gear leg is bent, it can be sent in and straightened for a reasonable cost.

Contact Van's for details.
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:35 PM
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Plans sent by Vans for CN-2 mod. You should be able to confirm mod by viewing through aileron bellcrank inspection hole on wing bottom.


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Old 11-22-2018, 01:26 AM
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Thanks everyone. Iím sure Iíll more questions as I move along. Nice knowing people have the answers.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:49 PM
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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 cost!

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Old 11-29-2018, 04:40 AM
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Hi Doug,

It has an O-290-D2 (whatever that means!) with roughly 600 hours SMOH. I have no details of its TTSN. It has excellent compression numbers, doesnít burn much oil, and has lots of thrust.

The CofA prohibits aerobatics, which is why Iím trying to determine the status of the wing modifications. I will get that amended once I can prove that both CN-1 and CN-2 have been completed. Unfortunately, I spent 2/3 of my time away from home, so I havenít been able to accomplish that task yet. Hopefully I can get a closer look when Iím home next week. Will also have a look at the airframe SBs. I have a lot to do and even more to learn. Pistons and props are all new to me!

It will take some time, but I intend to get the engine, airframe, and paperwork sorted out. I sweat the details.

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Old 11-29-2018, 05:00 AM
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Hi Doug,

It has an O-290-D2..I will get that amended once I can prove that both CN-1 and CN-2 have been completed. Richard
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, Family Cruisers, etc.

Mine had the "CN-1" accomplished but not "CN-2", and had I kept it I probably would have done that modification over a winter down time period. Since my core "mission" never included aerobatics, that wasn't a big issue for me but is to others of course. I flew mine for a year and put 50 hrs on it and averaged 4.8 gph cruising around at 135-140 mph at about 2200 rpm. Since I ran non-ethanol unleaded the hourly cost was very reasonable! Mine also had more of a climb prop on it and therefore topped out at 185 mph which still was fine since the climb performance was a hoot, especially if a boogerd up a landing a bit and bounced it; but could just added power and climb away prior to a second bounce as needed. Fly safe! Doug
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