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Old 03-04-2012, 11:40 AM
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Default Flying pics of Dan Benua's RV-3B

Got a chance to do a little formation after the EAA 105 breakfast yesterday with Dan Benua and his newly completed RV-3B. Complete with smoke system and Advanced Flight Systems 5500 glass panel, this has got to be one of the nicest examples around... Since there is no "Drool" smiliey here I'll just use this one...

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Old 03-04-2012, 11:57 AM
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Sweet Joe! She looks real good!
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:54 PM
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Default For Joe

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Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

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Old 03-04-2012, 04:34 PM
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Beautiful airplane!

Is that the stock canopy or Todd's?

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Old 03-04-2012, 08:25 PM
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Default RV3

Come on Joe get Van to put out a 3B pre punched kit. You can do it ..please!
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:25 PM
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Default Canopy

Originally Posted by David Paule View Post
Beautiful airplane!

Is that the stock canopy or Todd's?

It is a stock canopy.

And no pre-punch or QB anything in this baby. Hey, it wasn't that
hard (at least if you have some prior RV building experience :-).
It seems like each one gets easier, even without the pre-punching.
Just like my previous RV's, it was totally worth the time and effort.

Thanks to Joe for taking the photos and helping me brush up on
my formation skills.
- Dan Benua
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:11 AM
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Default RV-3 Builder Question

Dan -

Check your PM's


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Old 03-05-2012, 09:14 AM
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Had I known you got the prop back and on and where going to be doing this on Saturday I would have cancelled my beach trip.
Can't wait to do a little format'n.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.

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Old 03-05-2012, 01:44 PM
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Default Hello Joe...

Come on Joe get Van to put out a 3B pre punched kit. You can do it ...please!
Really... PLEASE!!

Oh yes... and with a counter balanced tail with an offset vertical.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:43 AM
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Very nice Dan!

Everyone remembers a first flight in any particular airplane. My first ever RV flight was a very early RV-3 and it's still the best flying and fun of all the RV's! Thanks for all your hard work!

Three "drilled" RV-types completed.

PS: The HR2 a very close second although by Van's definition, it's not an RV...

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