Progress (lack of) and baby RV

A distinct lack of progress lately due to a litany of excuses. I have an increasing pile of metal awaiting the lovely priming progress but unfortunately due to a decreasing pile of motivation, I haven’t ventured into the new spray booth to get it done. It’s outside and Storm Fanny (whatever) is now raging.

Excuses? First, I am in the process of changing jobs after 16 years with the same employer; this has been a significant distraction. Secondly, I have an innate ability to just hibernate during the Scottish winter – I don’t cope with the lack of daylight being a soft Southerner. Thirdly, I have been massively distracting myself by convincing myself and significant others that I need a fast, tailwheel aeroplane to fly to be ready for the mighty 14. Yesterday I resolved this distraction and here she is:

Hopefully, to be collected in Jan/Feb. More RV3A details and distraction to follow…

5 Comments on "Progress (lack of) and baby RV"

  1. You’re allowed to be distracted with all that’s going on! And actually, the RV3 is part of the RV14 project isn’t it? … honing your taildragger skills. I only wish I’d gone and bought the thing!

  2. Hi Chris, I’ve followed your excellent blog with great interest. I’m a retired military/ airline pilot, I may well end up building a 14, though I’ve always imagined it would be an RV7. I realize you’ve come to a grinding halt, which is a shame. I’m currently renovating an old classic sports car, and am only just managing to avoid a similar predicament. It’s very common, which is why one sees so many unfinished car restorations for sale. They’re much more difficult to put together than to take apart! I believe you may have met my old friend from Elgin, Rick Phillips. I hope you don’t mind me pointing out was that the Vans you’ve recently acquired, G-RODZ, is a 3, not a 3a. I know it was advertised as a 3a, but that was an inaccurate description. All Vans models (except the 12, which only has a nosewheel) are either plain numbers with a tailwheel, or nosewheel versions which have the same number with an A. I hope all this doesn’t sound too picky, I expect you’re probably aware anyway.

  3. Darn it! You beat me. I hope you didn’t pay the price Andy Twemloe was asking. My brother and I own a -6 and a -3 will fit nicely in the last space in the hangar. I’m not a builder per se but happy to do most jobs. If you don’t take to it please let me know.

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