The RV-3 Airplane Checks are another check design available from the Oshkosh check series. The very first RV-3 built by VanGrunsven won “Best Aerodynamic Detailing” at the 1972 EAA Oshkosh Convention.
The RV-3 check features this picture of Van’s RV-3 airplane on each check. You can also choose checks with multiple airplanes rotating through your checks with the full Oshkosh checks.
The s RV-3 is a popular kit airplane sold by Van’s Aircraft. It’s a single-seat, single-engine, plane.
This plane is available as a two-seater, but that plane bears the RV-4 moniker. The RV-3 is appreciated by aviation enthusiasts for being a light weight plane that is also quick and agile. As of March 2008, there were 255 RV-3 aircraft that had been completed and were flying.
The airplane is powered by a single Lycoming O-320 fixed pitch, 150hp (111 kW) engine. The plane has a wingspan of Wingspan: 19 ft 11in and weights 750 lb when it is empty. The maximum takeoff weight is 1,100 lbs. Maximum speed for this little beauty, at sea level, is 207 mph and the plane has a service ceiling of 23,500 feet. Overall, it is real solid performer.
The RV-3 and all of the Van’s Aircraft are the brainchild of Richard VanGrunsven, who originally designed the RV-3 in the late 1960s. In 1996, there was a major redesign of the wing. All newly built RV-3 and those retrofitted with the new wing are referred to as an RV-3B.