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Old 12-16-2009, 04:15 PM
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Just an FYI, these parts could very easily be camo'ed (hiding)... the front and rear spar center sections are wrapped separate from the fwd and aft side pieces. The paper wrapping off white in color and the package measures 8 1/2" x 26" x 1 1/2". The spar # is written on the package in bold marker.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:19 PM
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In a recent conversation with Van's, they told me that the wing spar splice plates for the 3B QB wings were made in bulk and were not actually match drilled to a specific set of spars. While it would certainly be nice to find the whereabouts of Don's wings so these 'extra' plates could be forwarded to the new owner, you might try ordering a 'generic' set from Van's... could it be that easy?
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:24 PM
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In a recent conversation with Van's, they told me that the wing spar splice plates for the 3B QB wings were made in bulk and were not actually match drilled to a specific set of spars. While it would certainly be nice to find the whereabouts of Don's wings so these 'extra' plates could be forwarded to the new owner, you might try ordering a 'generic' set from Van's... could it be that easy?
I think Jon has ordered a center section set, but they will not be pre-punched if I understand correctly. The pre-punched parts are engraved with the spar #. The splice plates are just steel plates an are not numbered.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:46 PM
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No problem on the thread drift - anything that facilitates communication between the widespread RV-3 Builders is good! In fact, I found out that JJ has the QB wings immediately before ours - we have #55.

I personally am beginning to suspect that almost all of the "modern era" wing spars and center sections from Van's are so accurately drilled that they may be interchangeable. I don't KNOW, I just SUSPECT....

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I just received my fuselage kit for my RV3 (11441) last week and the all parts matched the inventory sheets.I realized I had no 303 parts( spar carry through parts for my 6 and 8 were in the wing kit) so I called Vans and talked to Joe,he said about six builders were in this boat.( my wings are slow build ).I first talked to them on the 17th.They called back the next day and said they found them on a shelf in the warehouse,somehow they were left off the inventory list and were not picked off the shelf.He said they are the ones that match my spar.They are now on the to Georgia via Fed EX,I will feel a lot better when I get my hands on them.Tail was finished in the spring,left wing in holder ,drilled and clecoed main skins on right wing today,ailerons and flaps finished.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:03 PM
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I have a 3 fuselage that was already built around the a type A wings, I've since aquired a factory built set of B wings with the pre-drilled 303 parts to match, Do you cut the logeron that goes over the top of the spar box or notch the bulk heads to leave it one peice?? Can anyone help with that Question, it would releave my brain cramp!
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:40 PM
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I have a 3 fuselage that was already built around the a type A wings, I've since aquired a factory built set of B wings with the pre-drilled 303 parts to match, Do you cut the logeron that goes over the top of the spar box or notch the bulk heads to leave it one peice?? Can anyone help with that Question, it would releave my brain cramp!
If I understand your question correctly, you do NOT want to notch the longeron! Putting a notch in the bulkhead is no big deal - they all have notches for the longerons and stringers.

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