What happened to the RV-3 stuff?
It was all one lot. Most is sorted and stored.
After 2 months of delightful fantasy about completing it, i have realized that on SS, that proposition is not affordable to me. (Or, continuing to run jobs through my shop to fund it, completion could be about the same time as my demise). Engine + fuselage + some completion items for the RV3, not to mention instruments/avionics, would cost the same as a couple more or even 3 complete flying Sonerai 2's.
S2 here needs a new canopy due to my height compared to original builder. Plus cracks in original. At one point i was going to section it, put a center bow, and add what i've been told amounted to a "Malcomb hood" - higher (& wider) bubble right over the (rear) pilot seat that in fighters when they were still razorback designs, allowed more rearward vision.
That notion has been abandoned based both on the cost/value of canopies these days as well as potential aerodynamic unknowns. Now the intention is to sell this one to help finance a purpose built canopy for the S-2. I mention the following just so as not to be disingenuous: It is advertised on C-list, but wanted to make sure it really is an RV3 before posting in the classifieds here. Price on C-list is a little higher than i expect. lets leave it at that until posted here. I'm not willing to ship a canopy due to different perceptions of condition, value of crating, etc, etc.
I certainly appreciate the help!