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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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05 Sep 2012 holes to identify in the engine

I have 14 holes that I needed to identify in the engine. A couple hours after posting on VAF (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=90628) I had all the info! 1. Temperature sensor 2. goes to the top of the oil cooler 3....

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20 Feb 2011 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 2011 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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04 Dec 2010 Engine Mount

I'm extremely happy that the new engine mount for the Lycoming engine fit perfectly on the firewall. I was very concerned about this aspect of replacing my Subaru engine with the Lycoming. All the holes...

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16 Nov 2010 Propeller arrived

My Hartzell C2YR-1BFP/F74972 constant speed propeller arrived along with my FWF kit, and a few other goodies. The box on skateboards - they are useful for more than just breaking your arm. The packing didn't really seem...

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09 Aug 2010 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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