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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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27 Oct 2004 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 2004 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 2004 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 2004 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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25 Sep 2004 Aileron stops

The Van's suggested way of doing the aileron stops is probably quite good, but I felt it was a bit complex, and it seems like it would be hard to get the stops installed in...

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25 Sep 2004 Elevator and HS tips

Started working on the elevator and horizontal stabilizer tips. They are plastic, and I had originally planned to do all my plastic at once, at the end, but since the fiberglass work needs some warmth,...

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14 Sep 2004 Root wing fairings

For some reason I kind of dreaded installing the root wing fairings, thinking that it would be tricky. It was far from it - very easy. The fairings towards the back needed a tad bit...

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