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Old 01-04-2021, 04:12 AM
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Default Need a few LP4-3 (in Europe)

Dear all,
I am busy assembling my RV9 rudder and I need some LP4-3 blind rivets. I couldn't find any source in Europe and would just need about 10 ...
Does anybody has some spares I could buy?
I am located in the Netherlands.
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Old 01-04-2021, 04:52 AM
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Ciao Diego, how quickly do you need them? I'm sure I have some in the hangar but will need to confirm later today or tomorrow.
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Old 01-04-2021, 10:44 AM
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Hi Diego,
I will call you tomorrow and I will send you what you need,
(So, Mickey... Easier for me to help Diego out)
Cheers, Joop
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:42 AM
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Joop

Just back from my builder’s workshop aka garage, and found that I have about 15 of them LP4-3 as leftover. 30 years of dust on them, but still usable, so pm me if I still need to chime in.
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:50 AM
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Hi Diego,
I will call you tomorrow and I will send you what you need,
(So, Mickey... Easier for me to help Diego out)
Cheers, Joop
Excellent. Dan's also got some it seems.
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:20 AM
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Thanks all for the support.
As Joop said I think it is easier for him as he is close by.
Again, Joop, Mikey and Dan, thanks for the availability!
Diego
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:34 AM
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pleasure

Despite persistent IFR conditions over here, had already envisioned some bombing delivery performed during a "local" flight respecting all social distancing rules and regulations...
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Old 01-21-2021, 04:15 PM
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On your way back from that bomb run (a Swiss aircraft bombing something, that must be a first), be sure to drop by at Hilversum then Dan. Flying RV-6, RV-4 and restoration project RV-3 going on here.

Finally, we are getting some traction to counter our local Falco-brigade. We've got 6 of these wooden things here. Luckily, even with their showy tapered wing and retractable gear, our little RVs are blowing the doors off them
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Old 01-22-2021, 01:12 AM
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Finally, we are getting some traction to counter our local Falco-brigade. We've got 6 of these wooden things here. Luckily, even with their showy tapered wing and retractable gear, our little RVs are blowing the doors off them
NGL, the falco is a good-looking aircraft!
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:22 AM
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thanks Hans, I'll sure do that, hopefully soon

Funnily enough, I've had 2 Falcos before, flew the last one, HB-UOD, for some 7 years before coming back to aluminum...

I found the Falco having about the same performance top speed wise, but with a higher stall and approach speed. This resulted in my "minimum" no obstacles runway length on the Falco being 400m vs 200m for the -6.
The retracts were finicky, alway happy to have the greens after having moved that switch down This in turn prevented operating off grass, but for the best surfaced greens.
Control harmony was (gotta be real careful what I write here ) slightly better than the Van's I know of, better harmony and a slightly heavier pitch.
But the Falco stall can be interesting... not to be done at low level, very easy to get a secondary stall.

Final thoughts, Falco vs RV-6 (having now flown both for approx 650hrs):
- the Falco wins easily on looks being the most sexy single engine aircraft on the planet, period (just look at those wings)
- the Falco has a slight edge in handling, but loose that advantage in stall characteristics
- on performance the RV wins, by a wide margin. Not for top speed (same HP the RV is slightly faster), but on speed ratio
- the RV wins on simplicity
- and the Vans win on building time by a wide margin... count about 9K hours on a Falco with the kits (not available anymore AFAIN)
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