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Old 03-05-2019, 10:26 PM
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Default Weight & balance

My RV3 came to me without any W&B info. After doing a bit of work on it, Iíd like to get one done. Iíve asked Vanís for details, but so far havenít heard back from them. Thereís nothing I can find on their website for the 3. Does anyone here have suggestions/information on where to begin? Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2019, 10:42 PM
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Order a set of preview plans for the RV3 from Van's.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:19 AM
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What do you need to know? Here's data from my old -3, S/N 495:

Datum: Main Landing Gear
Forward limit: 8.72
Aft limit: 13.58
Leading edge of wing = 1inch fwd of MLG
Leveling means: Top of longeron at cockpit
Gross Weight should be on your data plate. Mine was listed at 1175.

Hope that helps.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:31 AM
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Check out Randy's website, a wealth of RV-3 info:

http://www.romeolima.com/rv3/rv3work...ng/flying.html
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:55 AM
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Thanks guys. Thatís helpful information. Iím basically looking for the datum points and how to measure them. If I sound stupid, itís because I am! But Iím learning.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:32 AM
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Just offering...I have 2 sets of preview plans, I will give you a set if you pay the shipping.
Let me know by PM
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:37 AM
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Your W&B info should be in your Ops Limits. You do carry those with you don't you?
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:56 AM
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Your W&B info should be in your Ops Limits. You do carry those with you don't you?
Actually, the W&B is not PART of the ops Lims, and while they both should be in the airplane, they can easily become separated. Just want to make sure that we dont spread bad info.....
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:12 AM
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Good point, Paul. My Ops Limits show the W&B for the conditions used to find Vso, Vx and Vy.
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