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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

27 Oct Wing wiring conduit

After a lot of deliberation, consternation, and flip-flopping, I've finally decided how to get the wires from one end of my wing to the other. Amazingly, I'm using the PVC conduit that I purchased from...

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27 Oct Pitot Tube Plumbing

Even though I have purchased an expense Gretz Aero pitot mount, I've decided to just use the simple Van's method for the pitot. Just trying to keep it simple. Unfortunately, using the Van's method, the nut...

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22 Oct Fuel Pumps

Having a closer look at the fuel pumps, and I'm still full of questions. Jan told me they are airtex E8228 fuel pumps. http://www.airtexproducts.com/ is their website, but it is basically useless. No info. Is there...

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19 Oct Flap Position Switch cover

I got an excellent template for a cover from Kelly Scott for the Showplance flap position switch (FPS). Looked like it was designed on a CAD station, and it fit perfectly. http://www.rv8.ch/files/FlapActuatorCover.pdf If you prefer CAD...

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