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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

14 Sep 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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24 Aug Engine Cooling via Radiators

There has been a lot of research into water cooled engine drag, most dating from before WWII. Here are a couple of interesting links: http://yarchive.net/mil/laminar_flow.html http://www.airspacemag.com/ASM/Mag/Index/1996/AS/wmtm.html http://www.airspacemag.com/asm/mag/supp/jj99/Mustang.html Most discuss "The Meredith Effect", which postulates that heat from the radiator,...

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06 Aug paint tips

I will give you my favorite finish/paint system that I know gives excellent results. This certainly isn't the only good way but is one used on many beautiful RV's. Fiberglass Parts: 1) Contour and repair with "micro"...

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01 Aug Oxygen Sensor FAQ

Shamelessly stolen from this URL: http://www.wps.com/LPG/o2sensor.html Oxygen Sensor Information Written by Rick Kirchoff (rick@posms.cactus.org). Edited to html by Kyle Hamar >From Terrill_Yuhas@smtpsc1.sc.pima.gov Fri Nov 4 12:42:39 1994 In response to several requests for more information about Oxygen (O2) sensors, perhaps...

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27 Jul Proseal Day

Today I felt like I finally had enough stuff queued up to open up a little package of Proseal (a.k.a. Flamemaster Corporation Sealing Compound CS 3204 - Integral Fuel Tank Sealant, 8802 Mil-S-8802F Type II)...

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25 Jul Static ports

The Van's static air kit is pretty simple, but rather elegant. The external ports are pop rivets that you just push out the mandrel, and glue into the fuselage with RTV. Van's says to drill...

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22 Jul Fuel Vent lines

Got the fuel vent lines installed. This was my first experience bending aluminum tubing, and it was pretty easy. I used one of those spring type sleeves that slide over the outside of the tube...

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