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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

04 Mar Another adhesive for gluing on the canopy

I've mentioned Sika as a recommend adhesive for gluing on the canopy, and one of my glastar buddies told me that they use something called GE Silpruf. I bought some from these guys: http://mall.igfarm.com/store/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=airlinktech&Product_Code=899-0047-0003 and I...

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28 Feb Knee pads

It may seem obvious, but having some knee protection is a big help with a lot of the project. They work great when crawling inside the cockpit, and working on things where you have to...

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17 Feb A Forced Landing

I found this on a great website: http://www.sdsefi.com/rv12.htm 02/07/05 A Forced Landing On January 22/05 we were conducting leaning experiments with the WMS wideband AFR monitor and turbocharger compressor temperature measurements with the stainless backplate installed, on a...

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10 Dec Polishing the airplane

RV-List message posted by: "Amit Dagan" Listers, A few days ago I started a thread about polishing the aluminum skins of RVs. I specifically requested reasons for and against it. Most responds were unanimous about how beautiful a...

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