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Old 10-26-2022, 11:39 AM
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So I'm just starting the fuse on my 9, and here comes an rv3 build creeping into my head, trying to take over my 9. Funny how that works.🤣
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Old 10-26-2022, 11:53 AM
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I find that happens when i hit a place in my current build where I am struggling.
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Old 10-26-2022, 12:19 PM
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I'm building a -3B and for a few years, every six months or so, I'd lose a few days thinking about a Rocket. Couldn't help it.

Dave
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Old 10-26-2022, 01:15 PM
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So I'm just starting the fuse on my 9, and here comes an rv3 build creeping into my head, trying to take over my 9. Funny how that works.🤣
Do not, under ANY circumstances, accept an invitation to fly someone’s -3, or you will be ruined. Either the -9 will go on the shelf (or in the classifieds) or you’ll be ending up with two airplanes…..

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Old 10-26-2022, 01:30 PM
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Do not, under ANY circumstances, accept an invitation to fly someone’s -3, or you will be ruined. Either the -9 will go on the shelf (or in the classifieds) or you’ll be ending up with two airplanes…..

Paul
Well if I have two airplanes isn't the minimum that I need then bumped up to 3? 🤣

I think I like the idea of building a 3 more then owning a 3, I honestly love the, unfortunately small amount, of fabrication that goes into a pre punched kit.

But things floating around in my mind are: aeromomentum inline engine, no cheeks, p40ish cowl and canopy... I have an active imagination.
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Old 10-26-2022, 09:52 PM
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Well I can guarantee that you will have alot more struggles building a 3, than you are having building your 9A! I guess for some of us that like to build Vans kits an older RV3 kit is probably the ultimate Vans challenge.

Chris
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Old 10-27-2022, 02:54 AM
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Selling my share in the -4 that we had and missing it dearly made me do the only sensible thing to do - buy an -3B project....

Yeah, I am lost.... ;-)
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:09 AM
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I'm building a -3B and for a few years, every six months or so, I'd lose a few days thinking about a Rocket. Couldn't help it.

Dave
Make yours an HR1. Problem solved
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:58 AM
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Don't care for the jelly bean look, plus I have an engine. The Rocket urge is gone anyway, I think I might have grown up finally.

Dave
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:40 PM
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I am close to being finished with my 3B. Over 10 years. Have had three other projects to deal with which are finished and have a 41 J3 to keep flying.
The 3B is difficult. Plans are just OK and there are errors. Many parts require extensive fabricating to make fit. If you have restored a car, done some aircraft fab in the past or really like a challenge then I say go for it
I have enjoyed the project immensely. This website has some great former and current 3 builders on it.
Mr Mozart and I have spent a few thousand hours on this project

Bob Grigsby

What do normal people do?
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