From engine mounts to tail feathers, VR3 works with a long list of airplane, helicopter, and aerospace manufacturers looking for ways to enhance the quality of their aircraft frames and components and add efficiency to their manufacturing process. The precise fit – and resulting weld strength – of our tube components and airframe assemblies can improve your process and even lower production costs.
In an industry where quality is paramount, and yet pricing and margins are under constant pressure, manufacturers need opportunities to control production costs without sacrificing performance. Our notching, bending, and welding services are honed to offer the precision, quality, and efficiency required for even the most demanding solutions.
Quickly find our available Aircraft Models List here.
Go to our Aircraft Library for some of our aircraft tube kit drawings.
Homebuilt airplane builders and pilots are a special breed. Since launching our tube notching technology in 2004, we have specialized in homebuilt aircraft plans and tube welding kits. So naturally we have been frequent exhibitors at the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh aviation shows in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and our customers are scattered across the United States and Canada and around the world.
VR3 went into this market because of the long process and onerous challenges that homebuilders face:
In short: Hundreds and hundreds of hours, over months and months, spent in the shop when you could be out flying.
VR3 offers a range of pre-cut aircraft tube frame kits for popular classic and experimental aircraft – even an ultralight frame:
VR3 tube kits are usually based on public domain and proprietary designs:
A typical tube kit includes:
No more cut-and-grind guesswork – our airplane frame kits are shipped to your door and ready to tack and weld … right out of the box.
Or Take Advantage of Our Welding Services
If you really want to save time and effort, we can even weld the frame or components for you!