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Old 05-25-2016, 06:09 AM
Richard Connell Richard Connell is online now
 
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Default First Flight RV-3 S/N 11452

Today saw the first flight of Steve Lenne's RV3 in Cobram Australia.

Around 6 years in the making, with an Aerosport IO-320, Whirlwind Prop, AFS3500 and Trutrak A/P recycled from my RV7 panel upgrade.

Reportedly no major issues other than a slightly heavy wing to be addressed.

Congrats Steve!



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Old 05-25-2016, 06:52 AM
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Way to go Steve.... Keep us posted in testing phase. (Richard, thanks for sharing)

One of the best RV's around. Wish I had the energy and time to build a -3.
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:08 AM
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I hope that one day, my 3B will fly also. I've heard it's the best flying bird Vans ever designed. This came from several 3 owners and flyers, plus Van himself.
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:18 AM
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Nice job. I see you did the hanging pedals.... sure keeps the floor clean. Did you have any problems with the conversion? Do you have any pictures of the process?
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:57 PM
Richard Connell Richard Connell is online now
 
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Gday
No major issues with the hanging pedals.
They are just a set of RV7 pedals and UHMW blocks all cut to fit with a center brace as well. You could possibly do away with that and run both cross bars all the way across as well if you preferred.
For a taller person you can then stretch your feet out underneath them as well which is handy.

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Old 05-26-2016, 07:03 AM
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I welded a tag on the right pedal for the right rudder. My legs are long and I can now lift the pedals in flight to straighten my legs should they cramp.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:37 AM
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Steve, beautiful plane, did you paint your rudder or is plastic?

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Old 05-26-2016, 03:25 PM
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The tail is plastic from the sign writer as is the black and white on the wings and the Ausie decal. The fibre glass was painted.

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