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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

29 Feb 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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