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Old 12-21-2019, 03:10 PM
Westerhuis Westerhuis is offline
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Default Is the O-235-C2A a suitable engine and what to look for when buying and RV3


A good friend is thinking to buy himself an RV3B. It will be his first Vans.

The aircraft he's got his eyes on is a 15 year old 'B' model equipped with a Lycoming O-235-C2A, which I believe is a 115 HP engine. Its empty weight is 738 lbs, which seems very reasonable. However, and I don't know much about RV3s, 150 HP engines seem to be more commonly used?

Could anyone give some idea and his (or her) opinion on an RV3 with this particular engine. Would it be under-powered?

What are the other pitfalls one would lookout for when looking into buying and RV3 (he is an AP), and last but not least, what would be a fair price for a machine that is in great condition, with a Dynon D100, Garmin 296 and just over 600 hours total sime since 2004?


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