RV3

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  1. Dec 4, 2016 #21

    Kevin N

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    I think I have the RV3 builder plans somewhere in my hoard. They are the early ones with fuselage fuel only. I think the OP has the right idea, small engine and light airframe.
     
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    The RV3 that use to be at my airport with the razor back canopy was the coolest. 0-235 is the right engine.
     
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    I used to have a set of early RV-3 plans and loaned them out several years ago, need to ask about them and get them back.
     
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    Have a friend that has his 6A operating as LSA. With a 360 and few mods he did give up the second seat to satisfy his DAR. Also placarded for cruise ala Carbon Cub.
     
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    A neighbor is building an RV-9 to meet LSA criteria. Not sure which engine he will use.

    Previously, he built an RV-12 and flew it for a couple of years before selling it.


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    Of the regular RVs the 9 is closest to being the right shape, but it does have a normal empty weight of about 1050 lbs and CAFE got a gross weight clean stall of 58. At 1320 lb a 9 might hit the stall, but built super stripped at best you will have a useful load of 400lbs probably less. Single seat airplane. A RV3 with maybe the same span ratio to fuselage length as the 9 would get it all done. True LSA, no placards, no fishiness.
     
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    Thats essentially what Bruce Bohannon's RV/Rocket hybrid Flyin Tiger is. Front pit is for ADI tanks, cargo, etc.

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