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Welcome to rv8.ch!

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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

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09 Apr 2004 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 2004 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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29 Feb 2004 Titanium Tie downs

From the Matronics RV-List: I'm sure randy will have a great deal on the titanium Eye Bolts when he makes them, but if you are in a hurry for some, mcmaster.com has them for $30.22 each....

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29 Feb 2004 Drilling pushrods

The pushrod ends need drilling to attach the necessary hardware. Here are a couple of pictures that show the drilling of the big fat elevator pushrod that goes in the rear. Can't recall F-number right...

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28 Feb 2004 Useful tools

Probably not news to anyone, but just in case, I'd like to point out three very useful tools. There are dozens of required tools needed to build the RV, and most are purchased from a...

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28 Feb 2004 Dimpling floors

Not much to this article, just one of those photos that prove that I was actually involved in the construction of the airplane! :-) The C-frame for dimpling is a pretty useful tool, but for people...

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17 Feb 2004 Side consoles

Preparing the side consoles was pretty fun. Lots of holes to drill, and a couple of parts to make. I finished the right side, but not the left. The right was a bit tricky, since...

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15 Feb 2004 Strange part F-885

Subject: Re: RV8-List: Extra part, HELP --> RV8-List message posted by: Jim Daniels > I am building an RV-8, installing engine and canopy, finish stuff. > In a box I found the fuselage gusset bag with...

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11 Feb 2004 Rudder Cables

I'm not finished with the wings, but I've done as much as I can until I can get some stuff primed. I've decided to start on the fuselage, and if I understand the rather cryptic...

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