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Welcome to rv8.ch!

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This little site will document the progress on the building of our Van’s RV8 experimental aircraft. We will load lots of images, tips, tricks and techniques that we learn ourselves and from others on the net.


Danny King's RV8 Beautiful Doll

Danny King’s RV8 Beautiful Doll

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26 Jan 2018 SDS valve covers

Got some very cool valve covers, sometimes called rocker box covers, from SDS (Racetech) in Canada.   They are machined aluminum and anodized.  Lighter than the steel covers that I'm replacing them with.         The original covers, steel, painted,...

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14 Jan 2018 Lights in the wingtips

Flyleds from Australia!  http://flyleds.com/   My cutouts needed a lot of work.  I decided to use the flyleds.com "skinny" lights to leave room for landing/taxi lights, which I used standard 12v MR-16 lamps with GU5.3 LED lights.  Testing...

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19 Nov 2017 Testing air-tec alternator

Just tested this Air-Tec alternator- worked like the others I have tested.  http://www.airtecinc.us/aircraft.html When the IG wire has 12v the alternator starts, and when I drop the 12v the alternator stops.  It's an internally regulated alternator.  There...

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09 Aug 2017 Trio EZ Pilot Autopilot for sale

Selling my Trio autopilot along with one Navaid servo, and one Trio Gold Standard servo.  Brand new, never installed. http://www.trioavionics.com/ez_pilot.htm http://www.trioavionics.com/servo.htm   Normally $1795 with one servo, will sell with both servos for $1250. N.B.: The EZ Pilot does not...

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