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Old 11-05-2013, 08:59 AM
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The Jabirus I used to work on have hinge-style attachment pins for the sides of the cowling just like an RV. We had a long piece of hinge pin with a taper on one end that we could put in an electric drlll and run through the hinges to ream out little bits of paint, epoxy, and whatever else made wire installation difficult. In some cases we used canned air to blow debris away. It worked great.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:50 PM
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Well, here are a few pics of my basically scratch build. I hope the pics work.[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:02 PM
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started the fuselage and 1.5 years later...[IMG][/IMG]
Love this forum.. got lots of ideas..[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:53 AM
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Default Looking good!

I wish my 3 project (or 10) was this far along!
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:41 PM
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Default Thanks Mike

Your -10 is looking good. You do very nice work. I wish I had your skill and patience. My -3 will be a dailey fly'r. The only award it might win would be longest build time...LOL.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:22 AM
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Default Another 3A is an airplane...

After 21 months of restoration and repair, RV-3A Van's number: 10934 (original #513) flew for 1.2 hrs yesterday (total time 152.5 hrs). Previous to that flight, the a/c sat in a house/hanger on the grass strip at Colgate, OK for at least the pat 12 yrs. without flying. It is powered by Lycoming O-290G which I tore down, sent the pieces out for inspection, and rebuilt. In comparing an average of GPS to my indicated airspeed they both coorelated very closely together, so I believe my a/s is indicating about 10 mph too fast. The first take-off as in all the RVs I've ever flown was a real "non-event", since before I finished feeding in all the power it was flying! Anyway, I just thought I'd post this update, and see if one of my buddies got any useable pictures of the flight to post since I was a bit busy at the time!

Fly safe out there!

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Old 03-10-2014, 09:42 AM
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Congratulations, Doug! Show us a picture!

Where did you send your engine parts? I am thinking about doing the same thing.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:12 AM
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Outstanding Doug! Glad to hear that you are back in the air - now let's see if that Rotary job ever gets finished.....

Looking forward to hearing performance numbers and seeing some pictures!
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:20 AM
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That's great news.

Have fun with it!

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Old 05-10-2014, 07:11 AM
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Congratulations, Doug! Show us a picture!

Where did you send your engine parts? I am thinking about doing the same thing.
Katie:

I drove my crankshaft up to A.S.S. in Tulsa to have it checked out. The cylinders and Mags went to D&B Engines at Wiley Post for cleaning and inspection (Mags got a 500 hr. inspection). I dropped the case off just outside of Tulsa at C.S.I. to get the case cleaned and inspected, and the Carb went to Gene Martin in Enid, OK for inspection and rebuild.

Hope that helps...

Doug
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