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Old 05-01-2010, 02:03 PM
papa-papa papa-papa is offline
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Default RV-3 First flight

On April 21, 2010 RV-3 N815PT took flight for the first time over the fields of Illinois. To be exact C16 Frasca Field in Urbana Illinois. Was a 20 minute flight made by owner/builder Perry Testory. Great little airplane. IO 320 160hp, Catto three bladed prop. It will join my RV-6 and Cassutt for a summer of fun flying.

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Old 05-02-2010, 11:31 AM
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Default Congratulations!

It sure looks beautiful and makes me excited to see our project completed. Enjoy, and stay safe!
Louise Hose, Editor of The Homebuilder's Portal by KITPLANES
RV3B, NX13PL "Tsamsiyu" co-builder, TMXIO-320, test platform Legacy G3X/TruTrak avionics suite
RV-6 “Mikey” (purchased flying) – Garmin test platform (G3X Touch, GS28 autopilot servos, GTN650 GPS/Nav/Comm,
GNC255 Nav/Com, GA240 audio panel)
RV8, N188PD "Valkyrie" (by marriage)
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:17 PM
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Very cool! Congrats! Good looking airplane!
Stephen Johnston ~ Pearland, TX
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:47 AM
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Man Perry! You built that thing FAST!! I gotta come see it soon!

Chad Jensen
RV-7, 5 yr build, flew it 68 hours, sold it, miss it.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:07 PM
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A frosty January evening
RV-3 (with Harmon Rocket fastback) - 645hrs.
Catto 3 Blade
Horsepower - More! (see below)
More electronics than the Space Shuttle!

If some is good, then more is better
If more is better, then too much is just enough

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Old 01-06-2011, 05:31 AM
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Default Wow!

....a very nicely populated panel...congrats!

Pierre Smith
RV-10, 510 TT
RV6A (Sojourner) 180 HP, Catto 3 Bl (502Hrs), gone...and already missed
Air Tractor AT 502B PT 6-15 Sold
Air Tractor 402 PT-6-20 Sold
EAA Flight Advisor/CFI/Tech Counselor
Louisville, Ga

It's never skill or craftsmanship that completes airplanes, it's the will to do so,
Patrick Kenny, EAA 275132

Dues gladly paid!
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:24 AM
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Even if I couldn't fly anymore I'd be happy just sitting in that plane making airplane noises.

Milt Concannon
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default Awsome!

Beautiful Aircraft!
Lets have some details on the power plant
HR3-Empennage started
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:04 PM
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Sweet paint job, sloanie.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:31 PM
dcasey1 dcasey1 is offline
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Did not build this bad boy but it sure has been a gas flying it while building -8.

Aerosport IO320, Catto, Electroair, Grand Rapids EIS, TruTrak, D10A, LRI, Microair, Garmin 396, Infinity, Hooker. 110 TTSN.

Going on the block soon. $40K.
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