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Old 12-05-2012, 06:22 PM
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Default RV-3B QB Fuselage

Yes... they are available. How many can be sold?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:56 PM
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Can we get some more details? Who builds them? Whats included and most importantly HOW MUCH!!!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:02 PM
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QB price is $5480 plus the kit, we will wait for repsonse before spilling all the beans. I will put it this way, MANY a RV fuselage have been built, the highest of quality.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:26 PM
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Default quick build 3B

Correct me if I am wrong but dont the wings on the 3 and or 3B have to be built before the fuselage. If I remember right because you have to have the distance between the rear and main wing spar and use that measurement for the fuselage. So if someone was building quick build fuselages they would have to have the wing for that fuselage first...... Just asking
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:25 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong but dont the wings on the 3 and or 3B have to be built before the fuselage. If I remember right because you have to have the distance between the rear and main wing spar and use that measurement for the fuselage. So if someone was building quick build fuselages they would have to have the wing for that fuselage first...... Just asking
That's correct Bart - you need to have the front-to-rear spar distance nailed down in order to build the fuselage accurately so that they fit together. I guess I can think of a couple of ways you could fudge it - like not riveting the rear spar carry through in place and leaving provisions to shim it until the wings were in place. And I am not sure how much variation can be introduced in wing building (although I know that no two sets of QB wings are EXACTLY alike). So you'd want to proceed with caution.

You also need the center section matched to the wings - but I think that the spars and center section pieces may now be interchangeable, just like the pre-punched kits.

I really do think that more folks would build -3's if they didn't have to build the canoe - which is a little sad, because it isn't THAT hard (at least for a repeat offender).

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:52 PM
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Yes... that would be correct. This shop has built MANY a fuse for MANY RV aircraft.

BTW... I'm not the fab shop on this project. If this works for folks, great, if not... well so be it.

YES: QB wings need to be purchased or wing kit purchased and you build them. Yes, a fuse kit will need to be purchased from Van's. You still have A LOT of work to do, tail and all.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:46 PM
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This option looks good. Let's compare......

RV 8 quick build full kit............$32,815.00
RV 3 quick build full kit............$25,090.00

The QB will cost a first time builder less than $10 per hour and an excellent chance to finish the project. Plus now even a pre punch second offender can build a three.

At $15,000 for a complete kit, (less motor, panel, paint, prop.) the THREE is a real bargain!! And this option makes it even better. Unless we get tripped up in the details when they are posted here.

I guess I missed the negatives.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:00 PM
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It amazes me just how much Negative Motivation comes from this Forum!
I think it is a great idea to offer a QB3B Fuselage, but Bartman and Paul where just stating some facts that people should know. I think you will get a more realistic answer on how many people want it if they know how much, or little, the work saves them.
I sold my QB 3B at the fuselage stage. I might have kept it had I known this option was available. I think the price is ok. Not great, but realistic. I probably would have jumped on it.
I am sure the logistics of the mating parts can be worked through, but these are important to consider.
I am a little confused as to why the "shop" does not want to expose themselves though. Are you brokering these deals? I don't have a problem with that, but full disclosure is usually best in any business.
Regardless, I hope you(they, whoever) can put it together and make a go of it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:32 PM
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Jon,

No Broker deal... I'm pretty busy doing what I do best. They will build one for me. Time is not as wide open as it was a few years ago for me, and to be totally honest, you would be Very hard pressed to meet or beat the craftsmanship. This is no secret. Many already know of the quality here. No problem with full disclosure, just do not want to burden them with tire kickers... looking for real buyer/prospects.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:27 PM
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....but I think that the spars and center section pieces may now be interchangeable, just like the pre-punched kits....
According to Van's, that is correct, they are.

I asked them when I got my kits in April '12 because the serial numbers on the bulkhead and the spars weren't the same (!). They assured me that it would all fit together properly.

If that's correct - I am still on the empennage - then no worries there.

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