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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

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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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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