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

09 Aug New engine on order

Finally, I've ordered the new engine. It has been a long time since I've done anything with the project - about 5 years. I ordered a Mattituck TMXIO-360 with roller tappets, a forward facing sump, Airflow...

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12 May Oil Pickup Screen

The Oil Pickup screen in the engine must be checked and cleaned regularly. Your Lycoming O-360 Operators Manual tells you to clean the screen every 100 hrs in Section 8. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=222246 http://www.avweb.com/news/savvyaviator/savvy_aviator_57_making_metal_197700-1.html Here are the critical bits of info: Screen,...

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01 Jul Approach speed

Great comments from test pilot and RV8 builder Kevin Horton: 1.3 Vs works well on larger aircraft, where 30% of stall speed is a fairly large number. But on a smaller aircraft, 30% of stall speed might not...

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