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Old 05-13-2018, 10:14 AM
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Question RV-3"M"???

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Been away from RV's for a long while, owned an RV-3 many years ago (148CW, great plane!) Got the itch again, looking at an RV-3M (at least, this is how it's advertised.)

Never heard of an RV-3M. Know about a regular -3, -3A, -3B. The person listed as the seller is not very responsive with an answer. Anyone heard of what makes an RV-3 an "M" variant?

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Old 05-13-2018, 04:11 PM
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Nope - never heard of one. Which doesn’t mean someone didnt’ creative with a build. Only the owner is going to help you on this one.....
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:32 PM
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Yep, that's what I figure.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:40 PM
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Nope - never heard of one. Which doesn’t mean someone didnt’ creative with a build. Only the owner is going to help you on this one.....
Or a quick search of the FAA registry and VAF

Not positive but this post might be applicable - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...52&postcount=6

Sounds like a RV-3 originally built with a Subby motor, hence the different designation.

Here are the 3 RV-'s http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...ltxt=&PageNo=1

And it is also a fastback - http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...7&postcount=12

This is one of them - don't know if it is the from the OP -



This is the Mk I listed by the FAA, not a RV...



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Old 05-13-2018, 06:59 PM
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Thanks for the info. I haven't seen the RV-3 in question in person yet, don't know "N" number (can't see it in the pics.)

The seller's rep has been VERY non-responsive. If this guy was selling MY plane, I'd be a little upset. Two phone calls and two emails have gone un-replied.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:27 AM
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I saw an ad for a "RV-3M" on B*******mers. The n-number is visible on the instrument panel. This n-number has also been on a Gulfstream and currently an RV-8 by an inactive VAF member. I wonder when this RV-3 last flew. Possibly Internet database errors, but I have found three n-numbers associated with RV-3's using the same serial number but two different "manufacturers". Hmm?
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:28 PM
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Yep, went and looked closer, there's the N-number on the panel. We're looking at the same one, that number currently in the database on an RV-8.

Hmmmm.....
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:08 PM
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Certainly not the plane you're looking for, but This showed up at a local airport this weekend... Marked as a "Meyers 3" and appears to have RV-3/4/6 empennage and wings, with a custom-designed fuselage. I didn't get to talk to the builder/owner/pilot, it left while I was elsewhere on the field. It made a lot of noise climbing out, I figured it must have an O-320 or O-360 in it, and a wood prop.
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