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Old 06-17-2021, 07:14 AM
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Default New To you RV3

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do mine

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Old 06-18-2021, 07:32 AM
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Welcome to the club… checked-rudder makes them faster

WOW beautiful airplane!
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:28 AM
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WOW beautiful airplane!
Thanks, not my handiwork, but well built by the original builder - 'only' 115hp, and 737lbs empty.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:31 AM
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The builder is a good friend, and I’ve flown that aircraft, and it’s a beaut…

Try and avoid deer.
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Old 06-18-2021, 08:48 AM
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Default Welcome to the wonderful world of Van's

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Hey guys, I'm new here. Already paid up on my due's. I just recently purchased this wonderful RV-3. Its an A with a B wing added later. This is hands down the best flying airplane I have ever flown outside of maybe an Extra 300L. I am literally in shock at how good it is. I had a handful of hours in an RV-7 15 years ago along with an hour refresher in another 7 recently and felt fine hoping right in after a little coaching from a bud on the quirks of the RV-3. It's really true what they say about the RV-3, it is stupid good. Thanks for having me along for the ride, look forward to meeting more of the RV guys in the future! Feel free to impart wisdom!
Happy Landings to you,
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Old 06-18-2021, 05:59 PM
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Darn nice MIG! Where'd you fly 'em:-)?
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:47 AM
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I absolutely love the look of the RV-3 slider…
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Old 06-19-2021, 11:11 AM
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Default Rv-3

I owned and flew this for 250 hours while building my 9.
Loved the plane. 0320 160 hp with Ram air. Was a rocket and very fun to fly.
Now on the west coast
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:48 AM
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Darn nice MIG! Where'd you fly 'em:-)?
Ha! Nice catch It's a crazy story... Back in 2017, when my dad and I started getting serious about building the Aircam, I happened to look on the Lockwood forums and found a potential partner in Fernandina Beach who was looking for someone to build with. After meeting up over coffee and again at Sun N Fun in 2018, we struck a deal to do a partnership in the airplane. At the time, all I knew about Rob or Z-Man as I call him was that he flew in the USAF and was about to retire as the United 75/76 line standards manager. Once we got started on the build, as you can imagine, after spending thousands of hours hanging out, the story's started to come out, and he begins to fill me in on the 4477th TES and his Mig background! Needless to say, I was blown away. I had no idea the program even existed. It turns out the Rob started in F-4's, then went to F-5's as an aggressor pilot, which eventually led to him getting the invitation to join the 4477th. It's absolutely wild to hear him talk about flying the Mig 21 and 23. He would eventually get over 500hrs combined between the 2 airframes before his tour ran out, and he ended his career in the AF in the F-15. To this day, Rob tells me that a clean 23 on the deck will still outrun anything in our arsenal...

As we started to finish our Aircam build, I thought it would be cool to spruce our hanger up, so we had these killer vinyl graphics made, and I mounted them on acrylic. Looking back, it was a total PITA, but it came out awesome, and it makes our hanger look great. As a nod to the squadron, we registered our Aircams tail number as 4477TS. One of the cooler things out there is this sole surviving photo of a pilot in front on one of the 23's, turns out it's Rob ha! I believe he was 28 when this was taken, big balls man, big balls....

Good interview with Rob, its a little humbling to be on the other side of the partnership but Rob has taken me under his wing like family. We have a ton of fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bayj...fromtheCockpit
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:53 AM
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The builder is a good friend, and I’ve flown that aircraft, and it’s a beaut…

Try and avoid deer.
He did a great job, you can really tell that he took his time. It needed a little TLC here and there but overall its a fantastic aircraft for have 500 hours over 20 years.

What's up with the deer story ha! Prior damage?
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