Author Topic: VR3 tube kit.  (Read 190 times)

Offline Shay King

VR3 tube kit.
« on: June 29, 2020, 07:24:25 AM »
Does anyone have experience of assembling the VR3 Legal Eagle XL tube kit?

Offline Dan_

Re: VR3 tube kit.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 11:14:36 AM »
Does anyone have experience of assembling the VR3 Legal Eagle XL tube kit?

I'd do it like this and spend the money you save on other things you will need to get flying...


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Offline Chuck in Indiana

Re: VR3 tube kit.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 08:04:28 AM »
Joey on "welding tips and tricks" has many tutorials on TIG. He's good.
https://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/welding-4130.html
TIG is a fairly steep hill to climb.  ;) Gas welding is easy in comparison..at least for me. There are many subtle things with TIG to be mastered.
The above EAA video mentions a silver pencil might be better for marking tubing. It is.  :) They used to be used for marking blue prints (!) Blue prints.. what are those you speak of?  :) but you can still get them.
For instance..
https://www.amazon.com/Markal-96101-Silver-Streak-Welders/dp/B00B71J9WG/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2W2WZ4OT9Q1UX&dchild=1&keywords=silver+pencil&qid=1593615532&sprefix=silver+pencil%2Caps%2C620&sr=8-2
One is a life time supply.
I don't know what the VR3 kit is.. I searched here to no avail.

Offline Shay King

Re: VR3 tube kit.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 09:55:07 AM »
Thanks for the replies guys.
They’re at VR3.ca and make pre-cut tube kits for a variety of homebuilt aircraft including the XL.

Offline Chuck in Indiana

Re: VR3 tube kit.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 12:26:42 PM »
I had a look, and it would certainly simplify fuselage construction. Only you can decide whether cost plus time savings pencil out. Also, there *is* the hassle of getting something from Canada eh?  :)  right now..

 


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