Welcome to rv8.ch!

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

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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10 Sep Van’s RV8

A short introduction to the RV8 from Van's aircraft. Danny King's "Beautiful Doll" Information about Van's Aircraft RV8 can be found here. http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv-8int.htm I chose this plane because I want a tandem, not a side by side...

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