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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

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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25 Sep 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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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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