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Old 12-05-2018, 08:32 PM
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To both Steve and Andre, you guys sure make pretty airplanes!

On Steve's, that's a very nice touch, having a red roll bar. It's a good use of that for a bit of brightness and decoration.

On Andre's, I especially like the clean way the aft end of the canopy blends into the fastback.

Both - quite nicely done!

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:50 PM
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Love the turtledeck!
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:38 PM
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Thanks David - I had to modify the Vans aluminium canopy frame and cut the perspex to match, then build a glass skirt - 3 solid months of work, but I think it brings the RV3 into the 21st century.

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:09 PM
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Very Nice Andre, be good to see it the flesh sometime. Certainly changes the styling.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:37 PM
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G'day Andre',
VERY nice FB-3!
Many years ago while flying my very early HR2, I met a Harmon Rocket ONE owner, John's first attempt at Rocket performance.
Only a handful were ever built. Prominent were the Fastback/IO-360A1B6 (220HP) modified wing and tail but an RV3 very much in line with yours.
Well done!


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Old 12-06-2018, 04:32 PM
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Love the turtledeck!
It looks great, but I'm still partial to the slider. Nothing like taxiing with the canopy slid back.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:39 PM
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It looks great, but I'm still partial to the slider. Nothing like taxiing with the canopy slid back.
Overheard at very loud volume in a briefing room next to mine in our F16 Squadron many years ago by a weapons school instructor speaking to a new guy...
"Dude, it's not about the canopy, it's about looking out of it!"

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Old 12-06-2018, 09:39 PM
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Concur & can you get the thing off if you have to exit? This from the F1 Rocket #3 guy.

Tangential topic...no a/c in a bubble canopy = very high thermal gain :-(

I think i will like gull wing doors on my GIII RG for that reason, not going 1v1 with anyone so comfort is king, not 360 visibility. Getting old sux.

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