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Forum: RV-3 03-10-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
I don’t think there are any two -3’s alike in...

I don’t think there are any two -3’s alike in this area - I built a two-piece close out that covers most of the stick opening and also provides the steps.
Forum: RV-3 11-11-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
Nice mod to make it fit Dave. Just a comment on...

Nice mod to make it fit Dave.

Just a comment on your last statement - we used the supplied bellcrank and arm lengths for elevator and aileron, and I have never flown an airplane that is more...
Forum: RV-3 04-01-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
You didn't.....the RV-3 is a "trim and shape to...

You didn't.....the RV-3 is a "trim and shape to fit" airplane kit....

Expect more of the same, and you'll be a good builder when you finish.

Paul
Forum: RV-3 11-22-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
I was sort of worried about this when I made the...

I was sort of worried about this when I made the bottom of the panel 3/4" lower, but when I installed the panel and the stick, I found that I had more than 3" of clearance between the top of the...
Forum: RV-3 11-21-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
You're right Mark - the numbers on the drawing...

You're right Mark - the numbers on the drawing don't add up! I used the actual outline on the drawing -traced it on to thin paper and transfered that to the aluminum, and it worked out great. You can...
Forum: RV-3 05-27-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
I don't have the drawing number handy, but until...

I don't have the drawing number handy, but until I do, I'll plant this reminder post....

The drawing for the elevator push rods shows the rod between the stick and the bell crank to be 49 1/2"...
Forum: RV-3 04-13-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
F-337 Pushrod Length

Quick summary - 48 1/2" worked for me.

The plans leave a lot to be desired when it comes to fabricating the elevator pushrods. The forward one (F-337) that links the stick to the bell crank is shown...
Forum: RV-3 04-12-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 81,915
Posted By Ironflight
Rear Deck Access/Lightening Holes

When fabricating the rear fuselage deck, I laid out the holes (forward round one, middle "pear-shaped, aft rectangle) per the drawings, and it just didn't look right - the rectangular hole at the...
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