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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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06 Apr 2005 Engine Arrival

Got my engine today. Here are some pictures. Engine crate about to come off the truck. Another shot from another angle. The truck driver actually thought I was taking a picture of him. Sorry, dude, you're not...

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05 Apr 2005 V-speeds

Here are some V speeds that I snagged from somewhere on the internet: V1 | Take-off decision speed V2 | Take-off safety speed (minimum) Va | Design maneuvering speed Vb | Design speed for maximum gust Vc | Design Cruising...

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26 Mar 2005 Wheel pants and Grove Gear legs

Here are some pictures of how nice I *hope* to make my wheel pants. I got these from Mike Stewart's site: http://www.mstewart.net/super8/deletesoon/paulspants.htm I'm snagging them because he has "deletesoon" in the URL, which sounds like he might...

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22 Mar 2005 Torx screws

Use Torx screws. The torx screws are great because they don't jump out like the phillips screws do. Here is what they look like: These are on my workbench. Very easy to put on and take off...

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04 Mar 2005 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 2005 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 2005 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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