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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

31 May Pipe thread lubrication

--> RV-List message posted by: "Dan Checkoway" Austin, I had a similar situation, a leaky brass fitting on my brake cylinder. In my limited experience, I found that using Loctite 565 (white teflon pipe thread sealant paste) works great...

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30 May Pitot Tube Mount

I've decided to use the Dynon pitot tube, without heat. It's about 200 USD, and includes pipes for Angle of Attack (AOA). I already have the Proprietary Software Systems AOA Sport, and the Dynon will...

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17 May Canopy fit

From Dave Brand: Lucky, I followed the "manual" pretty closely here. I got good results. Most of your trimming is done at the front of the windscreen, followed by at the aft end of the bubble. Good advice would...

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03 May Rear Seat

Getting the rear seat/baggage area door done was not too difficult. I got sent two left sides instead of a left and right, and after that got straightened out, it was just a matter of...

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15 Apr Van and me

I had the honor of talking to the designer of my airplane, Mr. Richard VanGrunsven, a.ka. Van, founder and owner of Van's Aircraft, at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, USA today. I caught him quite...

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09 Apr Rivnuts

Rivnuts are potential replacements for platenuts or nutplates, as they are sometimes called. I bought a boat load of rivnuts of every size and shape I could find, hoping that I could use them in...

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04 Apr Grove Landing Gear

I ordered the landing gear for my RV8 from Grove Aircraft because they are lighter, they are aerodynamic, eliminating the need for fairings, and they include the brake "line" inside the gear. They cost a bit...

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