2021 VAN'S RV-3 B
The Van's RV-3 is a single-seat, single-engine, low-wing kit aircraft sold by Van's Aircraft. Unlike many other aircraft in the RV line, the RV-3 is only available as a tail-wheel equipped aircraft, although it is possible that some may have been completed by builders as nose-wheel versions. The RV-3 is the genesis design for the rest of the RV series, all which strongly resemble the RV-3. The RV-4 was originally developed as a two-seat RV-3.
There is an RV-3A model, but its designation does not follow VanGrunsven's normal system, where "A" models are nosewheel equipped versions. An RV-3A is an early RV-3 that has undergone rear spar and wing root upgrades as described in Van's publication CN-1. Due to ongoing structural concerns, the production of RV-3 kits was suspended in 1996. Continued customer demand for the single seat design resulted in VanGrunsven engineering a new wing for the RV-3. Production of kits was restarted a few years later. New aircraft completed since the wing redesign and aircraft that have been retrofitted with the new wing are referred to as an RV-3B.
This particular aircraft was constructed by a homebuilder with much experience as he manufactured four aircraft before this one. It was built as simple and light airframe. The engine has no logbooks but according to the engine shop, it has approximately 500 hours with compressions that exceed 77 and it runs smoothly.
Basic, no upholstery
Silver, some parts wrapped in silver wrap, other parts in black carbon wrap
ICOM IC A-210E VHF COM Radio (8.33 KHz)
Funke TRT-800 Mode-S Transponder
MGL Avionics Stratomaster Vega Altimeter
MGL Avionics Stratomaster Vega Airspeed Indicator
MGL Avionics Stratomaster Vega Fuel Flow and Quantity
MGL Avionics Stratomaster Vega Artificial Horizon
T30 Flight Data Systems Monitor
Oil Temperature gauge
Oil Pressure Gauge
2x USB power ports
No lights except provision for landing light