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Old 06-23-2018, 09:13 PM
3RV 3RV is offline
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Location: Millbrae, CA
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Default Need fiberglass and sheet metal help RV3 at KHWD

I have a RV3 based at KHWD. While I love the airplane it has a few things that need fixing and sadly my good friend who was going to help me with these items passed away unexpectedly last month. Items in need of fixing are:

1) Older cowl without any air filter or carb heat. I bought the air box and filter kit from vans but need to modify the cowling in order to install this.

2) Rudder has cracks in the aluminum skin. This is concerning and although not getting worse itís something I want to address ASAP.

Iím happy pay someone a reasonable price to fix these items due to my limited fabrication experience and limited time. The aircraft is in annual and I can fly it anywhere (ideally local) to get these items addressed. Please help!!!

James Evans
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:22 PM
Lars Lars is offline
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Hi James-

Sending you a private message, I might be able to help.
Lars Pedersen
Davis, CA
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:21 PM
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Default Welcome to VAF

James, welcome aboard the good ship VAF
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:43 PM
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Default Call Bob Kuykendall

HI James,
Bob Kuykendall, owner of HP-Aircraft LLC in Arnold, CA, works in the Bay Area during the week. He has good skills in both sheet metal and composites, and is an EAA Tech Counselor. He helped me build my RV-8.

He has often expressed interest in helping RV folks build or repair during weekday evenings. Hayward might be a bit of a slog in traffic for him from Mountain View, but you should talk to him.

Email him at
Steve Smith
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