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Old 05-23-2014, 07:09 PM
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I'm so glad to see your instrument panel, it's very similar to what I am planning on - I just wasn't sure if my plans would even fit well and figured I'd find out when I get to that stage of actually making the panel. Now I know mine will fit with very little changes which is good.

Your 3 looks great! Thanks for sharing the pics!
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:40 AM
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Over the past couple weekends, I've had a chance to spend some quality time with the little green machine. Straightened the right side cockpit longeron, riveted a new canopy hinge in place, and rebuilt the right side of the canopy frame, which was all bent up. Got all the old pop rivets that used to attach the fiberglass skirt drilled out and cleaned up. (All the damage happened when canopy met earth as the plane flipped in the SNF tornado.)



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Old 06-02-2014, 09:17 AM
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Looks good -- and I'm glad that you're back at it. Moving parts are fun!

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Old 06-02-2014, 11:07 AM
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+1 congrats, Katie! I know things have been hectic for you and Ben, but it really is nice to see you making progress again!
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:52 PM
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Katie, Round holes? Just kidding.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:31 PM
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Katie, Round holes? Just kidding.
Ya, that panel face will be a wall hanging at some point! The new one is just a pencil sketch right now but it features a big square hole... Some would say too big.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:37 AM
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Very nice Katie - I always liked that color - will you keep it?
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:32 AM
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Talking N66GB, nearly ready to fly again!

I bought this RV-3 back in May needing repairs. I had the engine mount and gear legs replaced, and got it flying enough to get it home. Since then, I have been finishing up the gear legs, fairings, cowl, and instruments. I am installing a new xponder next week, then get the pants fitted and do a fresh weight and balance and she should be all good. Can't wait!

First try at attaching pics...hope it works.
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http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/Dacronwall/media/0b6fdaaf-45dd-44d6-8f9e-c5e3dcdffa38_zpscb16ec8a.jpg.html?state=copy[/IMG]

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:09 AM
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I bought this RV-3 back in May needing repairs. I had the engine mount and gear legs replaced, and got it flying enough to get it home. Since then, I have been finishing up the gear legs, fairings, cowl, and instruments. I am installing a new xponder next week, then get the pants fitted and do a fresh weight and balance and she should be all good. Can't wait!

First try at attaching pics...hope it works.
Dave

http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/Dacronwall/media/0b6fdaaf-45dd-44d6-8f9e-c5e3dcdffa38_zpscb16ec8a.jpg.html?state=copy[/IMG]

http://s1379.photobucket.com/user/Da...tml?state=copy



That looks like the RV-3 that once had a 360 CS setup and was the FASTEST RV for a period of time. I remember it being hangared at the same airport I was at the time. Sun-N-Fun Race was where it set a course speed of over 222 MPH. This was before Dave Anders and Tracy Saylor both started dominating RV speed records.
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