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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

02 Apr Starter wiring

Installed the giant starter wire. It's a fat wire fromEric M. Jones's Perihelion Design http://www.periheliondesign.com/fatwires.htm (Super-2-CCA, AWG#2) so it should flow plenty of electrons.   It's about 42" long, and supported in 5 places including the ends, which...

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20 Feb Flareless tubes

I picked up this brochure from Nelson Aerospace somewhere - can't recall where, but was interested to note that they seem to offer some kind of a "flareless" tube fitting. Looks interesting. http://www.nelsonaerospace.com/nas/fittings3.cfm ...

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06 Feb Torque values

When you see a chart like is in Chapter 7 of AC 43.13-1B it is for standard Aircraft Hardware. The torque indicated in these charts is calculated to pre-stress the standard aircraft bolt to 40,000 psi for...

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