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Old 01-03-2016, 02:23 PM
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Tail's on! Temporarily, of course. Still a lot of work to do with control surface rigging, trim tab cable routing (grrr), and fiberglass.

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Old 01-03-2016, 02:46 PM
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Congrats Katie, way to stay with it!
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Old 01-03-2016, 03:12 PM
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Nice going Katie. Impressive!
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:55 PM
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Way to go, Katie! Keep it up.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:14 AM
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Very nice, Katie!

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Old 01-04-2016, 03:54 PM
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Woo Hoo

Looking forward to hearing that this project flown again
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:47 AM
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Tail's on! Temporarily, of course. Still a lot of work to do with control surface rigging, trim tab cable routing (grrr), and fiberglass.

Have you considered going the electric trim route? I re-did my old "3A" binding trim cable with an electric based on Randy's site. Worked great and was really pretty easy to do.

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Old 06-08-2020, 12:44 PM
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Yes!

I am picking up this new to me -3 next weekend.

She's flying, but it's really a 50-foot aircraft. So after playing around with it for a couple of days, I plan to take her apart and bring her to my workshop (which unfortunately is not on an airport)

The plan:
* Polish all the corrosion out
* Fix crooked tailwheel
* Make new righthand elevator (some gorilla has tried to use molten lead or something on a dent, only to make things worse. And more flutter-prone)
* Smoothen all fiberglass wing/tailplane tips
* Try to get some dents out of the turtledeck (very carefully)
* Do a complete rewiring job
* Do a new panel
* Do a new canopy skirt
* Do a new windscreen frame
* Make the engine cowling presentable
* Pull all of the aluminum tape off the fiberglass and paint it
* Put 8.5:1 pistons in engine
* Do an EFI conversion on the engine
* Catto prop
* New spinner
* New lightweight starter
* Ditch the generator in favour of an alternator

On the plus side: she's light! 750 lbs with an O-320. And it's a -3B with new(ish) quick-built wing.

Can't wait to get started!!!

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Old 06-08-2020, 05:10 PM
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Congratulations!

A good automotive bump-out expert can do a great job on most of the dents. So good that you'll never be able to remember where they were.

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Old 06-09-2020, 07:11 AM
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I hope so Dave....
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PH-BRR Bowers Fly Baby; Imported and upgraded
PH-MGA Jodel DR1050; Built, with Subaru EJ25
PH-SUM RV-4; Imported and upgraded. Sold my share :-(
PH-EIL RV-4; Imported and upgraded for friend. Sadly crashed
PH-ERD Robin DR300; Built with Subaru EZ30 for friend.
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