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

04 Dec 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 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 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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