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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

17 Jan QB Kit Arrival

Finally, after 4 months of waiting, the kit arrived today, Friday, January 16, 2004. I've been preparing the shop during all this time, and of course had already finished the empennage in October of 2003....

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10 Nov How to use alumiprep

From: Dukeav8r@aol.com Date: Jan 31, 1998 Subject: Re: How to use alumiprep?? I prefer Metalprep over Alumiprep for the reason that you can use it on steel also. I believe they cost the same. To...

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06 Nov More about Subaru engines

I was recently reminded: > The standard Lycoming/Continental motor is > designed to purr along all day at 65/75% power. Don't you mean "shake and rattle"? :-) I'm not sure which is more important in an airplane engine,...

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23 Oct Right Elevator – 6 hrs

Preparing the right elevator was very similar to the rudder. Cutting stiffners, clecoing parts together, drilling out holes using either #30 or #40 drill bits, deburring, scuffinging, and dimpling all the parts and the skin. I...

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05 Oct Why an RV8?

There are thousands of different homebuilt aircraft out on the market, so I thought I might explain how I came to choose an RV8. As is often the case, exposure to someone else's airplane is the...

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