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Old 07-09-2019, 02:53 PM
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Default N66GB modifications complete

I purchased N66GB back in 2014 and have been working on it off and on since. She is one of the early "Bakersfield RV-3's" with racing history. She needed a new motor mount and gear legs to get flying, then came instruments, radio, ADS-b, spar upgrade (CN-1. CN-2) new windshield panel, 2 different cowl modifications, new prop and the list goes on. She is out of paint now, the IO-320 gets me just up to 200 kts on the right day and she is finally back to regular flying and violating sensible operational limits whenever possible!

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Old 07-09-2019, 06:11 PM
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David, That sure came out nice! I like the way the black on the nose stretches it out
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:25 PM
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Looks great in the photo, looked even better in person!
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:49 AM
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Beautiful RV-3A! Finally got to fly one when I ferried my buddy Vernonís RV-3. What a great ride!
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:10 AM
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Default Great looking rv3

That is a smart looking rv3. 200 knots is even more impressive. Tell us about your prop. What is your ground roll on takeoff and landing and what engine revs at 200 knots.

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Old 07-10-2019, 07:40 PM
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Default New RV3 N852TX

Here are a couple of pictures of my newly completed RV3B.
Mel inspected it in Feb, 2019 and I now have a little over 45 hours on it.
Specifics are; ECI O-320 D1A (160 HP) MT constant speed prop, GRT EIS & EFIS w/AP, Garmin GTR200 and GTX327 with uAvionix Echo ADS-B.
I was pleasantly surprised when the weight came in at 832 lbs after paint.
It has the usual RV3 performance that I have read about and it climbs like crazy, so I am one happy guy!





I haven't really done any cross countries yet but am looking forward to venturing out soon. Now to figure out what the next project will be!
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:05 PM
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Very nice Steve! Congrats.
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